War and Diplomacy in the Japanese Empire

War and Diplomacy in the Japanese Empire

War and Diplomacy in the Japanese Empire

War and Diplomacy in the Japanese Empire

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His volume undertakes to examine and evaluate the processes of formulating, executing, and controlling the Japanese foreign policy since the establishment of a parliamentary system of government in 1890. The primary emphasis is placed upon procedure rather than the substance of policy. Therefore, no attempt is made in this volume to give an exhaustive treatment of the substance of policy, as it more properly belongs to a separate study on the diplomatic history of modern Japan.

Part I is devoted to a brief discussion of the structure and functions of various organs for the conduct of Japanese foreign relations. In Part II, on the other hand, detailed procedural analyses of eighteen diplomatic incidents are made in order to examine the conduct of foreign relations in practice. Part III, which comprises the last three chapters, may be said to constitute the summary and conclusions of the present study.

It is obviously impossible for a study of this nature to avoid errors in data or mistakes in judgments, particularly when dealing with recent incidents. It is the author's humble wish that the present inquiry may only serve as an incentive to further research in this important field of international relations.

It is impossible to make individual acknowledgments of all the assistance received by the author during the course of his research on this subject. However, special mention should be made of the courtesies so generously extended to the author by the heads of the following libraries: the University of Chicago libraries, Northwestern University Library, Tokyo Imperial University Library, Kwansei Gakuin University Library . . .

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