This week — negotiations between the two sides begin in St. Petersburg, but neither Japan nor Russia is really committed to peacefully working things out. In Imperial Japanese Army HQ, the first steps towards an actual plan for war are formulated: but how to neutralize the many advantages Russia holds?
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Drea, Edward. Japan’s Imperial Army: Its Rise and Fall, 1853-1945.
Drea, Edward. In the Service of the Emperor: Essays on the Imperial Japanese Army.
Jansen, Marius. The Making of Modern Japan.