By Koji Takaki, Jim Laurier

'B-29!' No different time period struck such terror within the hearts of the japanese public in the course of global battle 2 than this unmarried, most-hated identify. It was once then basically usual that the pilots who tried to shoot those high-flying Boeing bombers out of the skies over Tokyo, Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Kobe may still develop into often called the elite of the japanese military Air strength. This e-book info the exploits of the ‘Dragon Slayers’ who, flying the very most modern unmarried- and twin-engined opponents, exacted a heavy toll at the AAF Boeing bombers utilizing various strategies together with ramming.

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Japan is now on the threshold of a fifth phase, the post-Cold War era, which is the main focus of the subsequent chapters of this book. Some understanding of the past relationship between Japan and its neighbours is however necessary because historical experience and tradition, in the shape of myths and images, continue to play a part in influencing the contemporary approach to Asia. THE EARLY PERIOD To discuss Japan’s relations with Asia in the centuries before the Tokugawa era really means talking about Japan’s relations with China via or over Korea.

At home, the centre of gravity in the debate over the purpose and extent of Japanese rearmament shifted from pacifist versus political realist—the latter advocated a modest, defensive rearmament in the context of the security treaty with the United States—to a debate between political realist and military realist, who saw beyond the American alliance and advocated a substantially rearmed Japan which would be ready to assume an independent role in international affairs. A smaller group, an offshoot of the military realists and sometimes rather misleadingly referred to as ‘Gaullists’, went further and advocated Japanese nuclear armament as an indispensable element of global power status.

12 By the time of the Treaty of Shimoda (7 February 1855), which partly delimited the boundary between Russia and Japan, Japanese leaders were considering which of three options it would be best to pursue: to seek an alliance with Russia; to open Japan to all comers; or to continue with the policy of exclusion. Russia at that time seemed to pose less danger than the United States, whose ‘Black Ships’ had already made their appearance in 1853. 13 18 THE HISTORICAL DIMENSION OF JAPAN’S ASIA POLICY At the beginning of the Meiji era, the Japanese had acquired a concept of unique national identity within the compass of sinic civilization and had also adopted a view of world politics based on power rivalries in response to European and American pressures.

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