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Imperial Eclipse: Japan's Strategic Thinking about Continental Asia before August 1945

Yukiko Koshiro


The “Pacific War” narrative of Japan's defeat that was established after 1945 started with the attack on Pearl Harbor, detailed the U.S. island-hopping campaigns across the Western Pacific, and culminated in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan's capitulation, and its recasting as the western shore of an American ocean. But in the decades leading up to World War II and over the course of the conflict, Japan's leaders and citizens were as deeply concerned about continental Asia—and the Soviet Union, in particular—as they were about the Pacific theater and the United States. This ... More

Keywords: Pacific War, Pearl Harbor, Western Pacific, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Eurasia, Japan, Russia, communism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451805
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451805.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yukiko Koshiro, author
Professor in the College of International Relations, Nihon University, Japan