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Author Cook, Haruko Taya.
Title Japan at war : an oral history / Haruko Taya Cook and Theodore F. Cook.
Imprint New York : New Press : Distributed by Norton, 1992.
Edition First edition.

Author Cook, Haruko Taya.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Japanese.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.
Oral history.
Japan -- History -- 1926-1945.
Alt Name Cook, Theodore Failor.
Description xiii, 479 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Edition First edition.
ISBN 1565840143 : 25.00
OCLC # 26314603
Table of Contents
 Introduction to a Lost War3
Pt. 1An Undeclared War21
 1Battle Lines in China29
   A Village Boy Goes to War / Nohara Teishin29
   Pictures of an Expedition / Tanida Isamu35
   Qualifying as a Leader / Tominaga Shozo40
   Gas Soldier / Tanisuga Shizuo44
 2Toward a New Order47
   "War means jobs for machinists." / Kumagaya Tokuichi47
   "I wanted to build Greater East Asia." / Nogi Harumichi50
   Manchurian Days / Fukushima Yoshie56
   Dancing into the Night / Hara Kiyoshi61
   Bringing the Liberals to Heel / Hatanaka Shigeo64
Pt. 2Have "Faith in Victory"69
 3December 8, 194177
   "My blood boiled at the news." / Itabashi Koshu77
   "I heard it on the radio." / Yoshida Toshio78
   On Admiral Yamamoto's Flagship / Noda Mitsuharu81
   In a Fighter Cockpit on the Soviet Border / Mogami Sadao83
   Sailing South / Masuda Reiji86
   A Failure of Diplomacy / Kase Toshikazu90
 4Greater East Asia95
   Cartoons for the War / Yokoyama Ryuichi95
   Building the Burma-Siam Railroad / Abe Hiroshi99
   Keeping Order in the Indies / Nogi Harumichi105
   "Korean Guard" / Kasayama Yoshikichi113
 5The Emperor's Warriors121
   Maker of Soldiers / Debun Shigenobu121
   "As long as I don't fight, I'll make it home." / Suzuki Murio127
   Zero Ace / Sakai Saburo135
 6"Demons from the East"145
   Army Doctor / Yuasa Ken145
   Spies and Bandits / Uno Shintaro151
   Unit 731 / Tamura Yoshio158
Pt. 3Homeland169
 7Life Goes On177
   The End of a Bake Shop / Arakawa Hiroyo177
   Burdens of a Village Bride / Tanaka Toki181
   Dressmaker / Koshino Ayako184
 8War Work187
   Making Balloon Bombs / Tanaka Tetsuko187
   Forced Labor / Ahn Juretsu192
   Poison-Gas Island / Nakajiima Yoshimi199
 9Wielding Pen and Camera203
   Filming the News / Asai Tatsuzo203
   War Correspondent / Hata Shoryu208
   Reporting from Imperial General Headquarters / Kawachi Uichiro213
 10Against the Tide221
   Thought Criminal / Hatanaka Shigeo222
   "Isn't my brother one of the 'War Dead'?" / Kiga Sumi227
   Playing at War / Sato Hideo231
 12Art and Entertainment240
   "I loved American movies." / Hirosawa Ei240
   Star at the Moulin Rouge / Sugai Toshiko248
   "We wouldn't paint war art." / Maruki Iri, Maruki Toshi253
Pt. 4Lost Battles259
 13The Slaughter of an Army267
   The "Green Desert" of New Guinea / Ogawa Masatsugu267
   Soldiers' Deaths / Ogawa Tamotsu276
   "Honorable Death" on Saipan / Yamauchi Takeo281
 14Sunken Fleet293
   Lifeboat / Matsunaga Ichiro293
   Transport War / Masuda Reiji300
 15"Special Attack"305
   Volunteer / Yokota Yutaka306
   Human Torpedo / Kozu Naoji313
   Bride of a Kamikaze / Araki Shigeko319
   Requiem / Nishihara Wakana327
Pt. 5"One Hundred Million Die Together"337
 16The Burning Skies343
   "Hiroko died because of me." / Funato Kazuyo343
   At the Telephone Exchange / Tomizawa Kimi, Kobayashi Hiroyasu349
 17The War Comes Home to Okinawa354
   Student Nurses of the "Lily Corps" / Miyagi Kikuko354
   "Now they call it 'Group Suicide.'" / Kinjo Shigeaki363
   Straggler / Ota Masahide367
 18In the Enemy's Hands373
   White Flag / Kojima Kiyofumi373
 19"A Terrible New Weapon"382
   Eight Hundred Meters from the Hypocenter / Yamaoka Michiko384
   A Korean in Hiroshima / Shin Bok Su387
   Five Photographs of August 6 / Matsushige Yoshito391
   "Forgetting is a blessing." / Kimura Yasuko395
Pt. 6The Unresolved War401
 20Reversals of Fortune407
   Flight / Fukushima Yoshie407
   From Bandung to Starvation Island / Iitoyo Shogo411
   "The Army's been a good life." / Tanida Isamu416
 21Crimes and Punishments420
   Death Row at Changi Prison / Abe Hiroshi420
   "They didn't tell me." / Fujii Shizue427
 22The Long Shadow of Death432
   The Emperor's Retreat / Yamane Masako432
   "My boy never came home." / Imai Shike438
   Teaching War / Ienaga Saburo441
   Meeting at Yasukuni Shrine / Kiyama Terumichi447
   Lessons / Mogami Sadao453
   A Quest for Meaning / Ota Masahide458
   Homecoming / Tominaga Shozo462
   The Face of the Enemy / Sasaki Naokata468
   Imperial Gifts for the War Dead / Kawashima Eiko469
   Royalties / Yokoyama Ryuichi471
   "I learned about the war from Grandma." / Miyagi Harumi472
   The Occupiers / Kawachi Uichiro477
   Back at the Beginning / Hayashi Shigeo478

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