Japan and Her Destiny

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Japan and Her Destiny

By Mamoru Shigemitsu
Dutton, 1958
392 pp. $6.50

A discussion of Japan's ultimately disastrous foreign policy from the Manchurian Incident of 1931 to the surrender of 1945, by the late statesman and foreign minister, who died in 1957. While the book, an able translation of the Japanese edition which appeared in 1952, covers ground that by now is largely familiar, it is valuable in presenting the point of view of a cautious nationalist whose hopes were blighted by the military extremists.

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