Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations by John SantHistorical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations by John Sant

Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations

byJohn Sant, Peter Mauch, Yoneyuki Sugita

Hardcover | January 29, 2007

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The most important bilateral relationship in Asia since the end of World War II is assuredly between the United States and Japan. Despite the geographical and cultural differences between these two nations, as well as the bitterness leftover from the war, an amicable and prosperous relationship has developed between the two countries boasting the world's largest economies. As the 21st century progresses, the continuing goodwill between the U.S. and Japan is of the utmost importance, as the peace and stability of the Asia-Pacific depends on their cooperation and efforts to contain destabilizing factors in the area. The Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations traces this one hundred and fifty year relationship through a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations. Covering everything from Walt Whitman's poem, A Broadway Pageant, commemorating the visit of the Shogun's Embassy to the U.S. in 1860, to zaibatsu, this ready reference is an excellent starting point for the study of Japan's dealings with the U.S.
John E. Van Sant is associate professor of history at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Peter Mauch is a lecturer of international history at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. Yoneyuki Sugita is associate professor of American history at Osaka University of Foreign Studies and author of Pitfall or Panacea: The Irony of US Pow...
Title:Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan RelationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 8.65 × 5.87 × 1.13 inPublished:January 29, 2007Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Reader's Note Part 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 5 Chronology Part 6 Map Part 7 Images Part 8 Introduction Part 9 THE DICTIONARY Part 10 Appendix A United States Presidents and Secretaries of State, 1789-2005 Part 11 Appendix B Japanese Prime Ministers Part 12 Bibliography Part 13 About the Authors

Editorial Reviews

The Japanese started arriving in America as castaway sailors in the 1840s. By 1853 President Millard Fillmore responded with a commodore, escorted by the biggest battleships in the world, to negotiate trade relationships in Japan. Thus began the complex relationship that developed between the US and Japan, partially based upon "gentlemen's agreements" that excluded the Japanese from the US, and partly based on the threat or reality of war. Working from an initial chronology, these entries describe the people and events that eventually became one of the world's more amicable relationships. Here Junichiro Koizumi expresses his opinion of the US with a denunciation of terrorism at 9/11 followed by a visit to North Korea; here liberal Mike Mansfield impresses conservative Ronald Reagan so much the new president asks Mansfield to retain his post as ambassador to Japan; here we find why Japan's military is even now limited to defense.