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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
by John W. Dower

 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 2000 - the story of the change from totalitarian state to democracy after World War II -  imposed from above in what the author terms "Neocolonial Revolution." 


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Meijii emperor

The Meijii emperor

the Meiji emperor and his assertive wife - a political cartoon


Japanese History Chronology North Park University - a useful detailed chronology

The First Shogun North Park University

Zen Buddhism Introduced to Japan North Park University

National Museum of Japanese History

Japanese History Overview Schauwecker's Guide to Japan - a general overview

Timeline of Japanese History Ask Asia

Japanese History Resources Duke University

Japan: History
Brief textual survey of Japanese history from the National Cancer Center in Japan.

Japanese History Pages
information on wars, politics, economics, society from Asuka to 1600. 

Kyoto University Library Electronic Library
Includes full texts of many important literary texts as well as a searchable database of original materials from the Meiji restoration 

Aizu History Project University of Aizu - this site provides educational software on Japanese history, focusing on the Aizu region. 

The Edo Tour
This is an interactive site which introduces the viewer to historical Edo; particularly suited to secondary students.

A Base For Japanese History links to other Japanese history sites

East Asian Library University of Minnesota

Japanese Country Study Library of Congress

Japanese War Crimes

Japanese History for JETs - the Tokogawa period a good overview of the Tokogawa period

The Way of the Samurai written in the 17th century