The Historical and Political Context of the Tokyo War Crimes Trial: Assassination and Terrorism in Japan and the Transformation of Japan's Internation

The Historical and Political Context of the Tokyo War Crimes Trial: Assassination and Terrorism in Japan and the Transformation of Japan's Internation

By: Richard H. Mitchell (author)Hardback

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This is a first ever comprehensive study on the history of assassinations, political murders and terrorist acts that impeded Tokyo's campaign to portray Japan's international image as a "civilized" nation, fit to join the comity of Western advanced nations. This work investigates the "impact" of political murders on the imperial court, members of the military elite, the cabinet, elder statesman, imperial advisors, State guests from neighbouring countries and others which reinforced the views of some foreign leaders that Japan was a "bandit" nation headed for war. This topic, once taboo in public discourse, reveals the profound influence of these acts upon both domestic polity and international relations.

Contents

Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; A Note on the Transliteration of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean; Words; Introduction; Chapter 1. Background; Chapter 2. Normal Constitutional Government; Nineteen Twenty-three; Controlling Social Violence; Early Showa; Conclusion; Chapter 3. Testing the Meiji Political Structure; Party Cabinet System; Four Trials; Impact; Reality and Myth; Japan's Image Transformed; Chapter 4. Postwar; The World Revolution and Japanese Terrorists Abroad; Shocking Events; A "Hallmark of Modern Terrorism"; The LDP's Second Act; Political Change?; Chapter 5. Legacies; Notes; Bibliography.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773443037
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9780773443037
  • ISBN10: 0773443037

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