This book presents the essential facts of modern Japanese history. It covers a variety of important developments through the 1990s, giving special consideration to how traditional Japanese modes of thought and behavior have affected the recent developments.

chapter 1|16 pages

Japan Before the Seventeenth Century

chapter 2|20 pages

Establishment of the Tokugawa Bakufu

chapter 3|26 pages

The Late Tokugawa Period

chapter 4|20 pages

The Fall of the Tokugawa Bakufu

chapter 5|28 pages

The Meiji Restoration

The New Order

chapter 6|24 pages

The Continuing Meiji Revolution (I)

Political Developments

chapter 7|22 pages

The Continuing Meiji Revolution (II)

Cultural, Economic, and Social Developments

chapter 8|21 pages

Political Developments in Later Meiji

chapter 9|22 pages

The Conclusion of the Meiji Era

chapter 10|30 pages

The Era of Parliamentary Ascendancy (I)

chapter 11|26 pages

The Era of Parliamentary Ascendancy (II)

chapter 12|31 pages

The Ascendancy of Militarism

chapter 13|40 pages

The Road to War

chapter 14|34 pages

War and Defeat

chapter 15|20 pages

The Postwar Years (I)

Reform and Reconstruction

chapter 16|54 pages

The Postwar Years (II)

Political Developments After Independence

chapter 17|33 pages

Social and Educational Developments

chapter 18|55 pages

Cultural Developments