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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix
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Jun 19, 09

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Read in January, 2009

This was wasn't a book that pulled you along. I found I had to push myself to read it. I think a large factor in my struggle was that it was difficult for me to keep track of the various Japanese names. Also, I didn't have a strong Asian history background to build on. But once Hirohito assumed the throne, and once I could tell that his decisions were building towards WWII---of which I have some basic knowledge0--it became an interesting read. I never got the hang of the names, though.
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