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Harvard East Asian Monographs 278

War Memory and Social Politics in Japan, 1945–2005

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$22.95 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674028302

Publication Date: 03/15/2008


409 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

19 halftones, 2 line art, 2 tables

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With this readable and accessible book, Franziska Seraphim so demolishes the notion that the Japanese have not remembered World War II (a claim long contested by Japan specialists) that there is no longer any excuse for observers of Japan, including Western-language mass media, to claim otherwise.—Kenneth J. Ruoff, Asahi Shimbun

Seraphim’s contribution to our understanding of early post-war history is highly valuable…there is no doubt that this book is an important addition to the field, and one that will be useful on both undergraduate and postgraduate reading lists.—Beatrice Trefalt, Japanese Studies

An insightful, thoughtful treatment of the interest group politics that has been part of Japan’s effort to remember and come to grips with its recent past.—W. D. Kinzley, Choice

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