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The Basis of Japanese Foreign Policy
The Basis of Japanese Foreign Policy
By Albert E. Hindmarsh
Harvard University Press, 1936, 264 pp

A thought-provoking study. The author begins with the thesis that Japan's recent foreign policy is at least in large part the reflection of a special domestic situation and that consequently the militarist influence is relatively unimportant. He therefore analyzes the crucial problem of population pressure and the possible remedies, after which he proceeds to an examination of industrialization and trade expansion and their repercussions. There is an extended bibliography and much statistical material.