Day: July 18, 2018

Currently Reading: 「それでも、日本人は戦争を選んだ」by 加藤陽子

I have finally given up reading 「朝鮮開国と日清戦争」by Soki WATANABE because the more I read, the more difficult the book becomes. I was unlucky in my choice when I picked a History book, I should have bought a popular book written for a large public. Watanabe’s book was maybe too specialised for me. As I don’t renounce reading History books in Japanese, I picked another one: 「それでも、日本人は戦争を選んだ」by 加藤陽子 (かとう・ようこ). Yoko KATO is a professor at Tokyo University. Her field is the period spanning from the Russo-Japanese War to the Pacific War, but her speciality is centred on Japan’s diplomatic relations and military actions of the 30’s. Her book is divided into 5 chapters: Prologue: Let’s reflect upon Japan Modern History Chapter 1: First Sino-Japanese War Chapter 2: Russo-Japanese War Chapter 3: World War I Chapter 4: The Mukden Incident and the Second Sino-Japanese War Chapter 5: Pacific war The point of this book is to reflect upon Japan Modern History through the wars of this period. Why this book is easy to read? This book seems much …