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Ten Years in Japan: A Contemporary Record (World Affairs: National & International Viewpoints)

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s/t: Drawn from the Diaries & Private & Official Papers of J.C. Grew
The author was US Ambassador to Japan 1932-1942. This book is a Contemporary Record drawn from his diaries & official papers, & as such, is an important source for an historian.
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Foreword
The Assassin's Shadow Lies Across Japan
Three Years of Calm Before the Storm
From Abortive Revo
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Hardcover, 554 pages
Published October 1972 by Arno Press (first published 1944)
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David Hill
Nov 20, 2013 David Hill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been reading about World War II and its causes most of my life. Seems no matter how much reading I do, there is always more to learn. I have had a pretty good grasp on the events that led to the war in Europe but up to now had little understanding of political, economic, and diplomatic events that led to Japan bombing Pearl Harbor. This book goes a long way toward filling that gap.

Grew was US Ambassador to Japan from 1932 until Pearl Harbor, and was held by the Japanese until mid-1942. He h
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Erik Graff
Jan 07, 2013 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: WWII fans
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Being drawn from journals and notes, this chronological account of Grew's ambassadorship to Japan in the decade leading up to WWII is not a page turner. It does, however, provide enough background for someone generally familiar with the growth of the Japanese Empire (or "Co-Prosperity Sphere") before the war to understand it.

Frankly, a primary motivation for reading this book was to find out what happens to ambassadors when their countries go to war. (He and his staff were confined to their grou
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