This week, we’ll discuss America and Japan’s new roles as Great Powers in the 20th century. We’ll discuss the reasons Japan and America came together to support the Allies in World War I, the rationale behind Japanese support for an American-dominated world order after 1918, and the early arms control and peace initiatives supported by Japan and the US.
Listen to the episode here.
Asada, Sadao. From Mahan to Pearl Harbor: A History of the Imperial Japanese Navy
Iriye, Akira. The Origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific.
Hotta, Eri. Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy
Pyle, Kenneth. Japan Rising