1. Beasley, W. G. The Rise of Modern Japan. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990
The history of Japan in the 19th century.
2. Blumberg, Rhoda. Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun. New York:
Lothrop. Lee & Shepard Books. 1985.
Details Commodore Matthew Perry's role in opening Japan's closed society to world trade in the 1850s, one of history's most significant diplomatic achievements.
Presents the history of Japan from the arrival of the first Europeans in the sixteenth century to its mid-twentieth century.
Japan's Conflicts with the U.S.
4. Brimner, Larry Dane. Voices from the Camps: Internment of Japanese
Americans during World War II. New York: F. Watts, 1994.
5. Chin, Steven A. When Justice Failed: The Fred Korematsu Story. Austin, TX:
Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1993.
Relates the life and experiences of the Japanese American who defied the order of internment during World War II and took his case as far as the Supreme Court.
6. Crost, Lyn. Honor by Fire: Japanese Americans at War in Europe and the
Pacific. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1994.
7. Dunnahoo, Terry. Pearl Harbor: America Enters the War.
New York: F. Watts, 1991.
Discusses the buildup of the Japanese military, the move of American's Pacific fleet to Hawaii, and relations between the two nations prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which drew the united states into World War II.
8. Herzog, James H. Closing the Open Door: American-Japanese
Diplomatic Negotiations, 1936-1941. Annapolis, MD:
Naval Institute Press, 1973.
9. Mayer, S.L. The Japanese War Machine. New Jersey: Chartwell Books, 1976.
Japanese naval and aerial operations.
10. McPhillips, Martin. Hiroshima. Cincinnati: Silver Burdett Co., 1985
Traces the development of the atomic bomb and how the decision was made to drop it on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Also discusses the aftermath of that event and its implications for the future of the world.
11. Nardo, Don. World War II: The War in the Pacific. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books,
Examines the action in the Pacific theater of World War II, focusing on the confrontation between the United States and Japan.
12. Ronald T., Takaki. Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1995.
Japan-U.S. Relations Now and Future
13. Burstein, Daniel. Turning the Tales: A Machiavellian Strategy for Dealing
with Japan. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993
Includes strategic business alliances, Japan's economic conditions and economic relations with the U.S.
14. Dudley, William. Japan, Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego, CA:
Greenhaven Press, 1989.
Discusses Japan's foreign relations and social conditions after World War II.
15. Field, George. From Bonsai to Levi's: When west Meets East, an Insider's
Surprising Account of How the Japanese Live.
New York: Macmillan, 1983.
16. Ishihara, Shintaro. The Japan that Can Say No. New York:
Simon & Schuster, 1991.
Discusses Japan-U.S. relations.
Japan's First Encounter with the U.S. Japan's Conflicts with the U.S. Japan-U.S. Relations Now and Future