Synopses & Reviews
A portrayal of how and why Japan waged war from 1931-1945 and what life was like for the Japanese people in a society engaged in total war.
"This is a fascinating account of the Japanese involvement prior to and during the Second World War. It is written by a Japanese professor who critically analyzes Japanese war policies during the period of 1931 to 1945.Any World war II buff certainly should read The Pacific War; the book could possibly become a classic portrayal of Japanese life during the war. The most interesting portion of lenaga's narrative
is his examination of Japanese policies toward China." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)