Japan Among the Powers

1890-1990
Author(s): 
Giffard, Sydney
ISBN: 
0300058470
Date published: 
January 1997
Hardback
Price: 
£22.50
Pages: 
240

This absorbing book, written by a former diplomat and ambassador to Japan, provides a fresh perspective on Japan's history, politics and culture over the past hundred years. Sydney Giffard traces Japan's phenomenal development into one of the world's great powers, portraying events in Japan and its rapid industrialisation as they were shaped by Japanese decisionmakers rather than as they were perceived by the outside world.