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Toward Understanding Japan
Toward Understanding Japan
By Sidney L. Gulick
Macmillan, 1935, 270 pp

An American who has known the Japanese intimately, reëxamines their problems and policies in the hope of explaining the situation and minimizing the danger of conflict with the United States. The author lays great stress on the population problem and the economic difficulties of Japan, though he is by no means uncritical. He surveys also the development of American-Japanese relations and ends with a plea for friendship. The United States can contribute, he thinks, by changing its financial policies in the Far East, by accepting the existing facts with regard to Manchuria, and by revising its immigration policy with respect to the Japanese.