This book examines the local history and collective memories of war in Hokkaido, the northern island ofJapan. Using Japanese-language sources presented for the first time in English, such as interview data, archives and literature, the contributors to this volume manage to work their...
To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge
Karafuto / Sakhalin
In the nineteenth century, as the Russian empire expanded eastwards and the Japanese empire expanded onto the Asian continent, the Russo-Japanese border became contested on and around the island of Sakhalin, its Russian name, or Karafuto, as it is known in Japanese. Then in the wake of World War II...
To Be Published March 15th 2015 by Routledge
The 'Memory Rifts' in Historical Consciousness of World War II
Japan's Contested War Memories is an important and significant book that explores the struggles within contemporary Japanese society to come to terms with Second World War history. Focusing particularly on 1972 onwards, the period starts with the normalization of relations with China and...
Published November 19th 2010 by Routledge