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By Klaus Schlichtmann

ISBN-10: 073912675X

ISBN-13: 9780739126752

ISBN-10: 0739126768

ISBN-13: 9780739126769

the 20 th century is as amazing for its international wars because it is for its efforts to outlaw battle in foreign and constitutional legislations and politics. Japan on this planet examines a few of these efforts in the course of the existence and paintings of Shidehara Kijuro, who was once energetic as diplomat and statesman among 1896 till his loss of life in 1951. Shidehara is obvious as a guiding thread working in the course of the first 5 a long time of the 20th century. in the course of the Twenties until eventually the start of the Thirties, his international coverage formed Japan's position in the group of countries. The confident position Japan performed in diplomacy and the excessive esteem within which it used to be held at the moment is going principally to his credits. As major Minister and 'man of the hour' after the second one international conflict, he had a hand in shaping the recent starting for post-war Japan, instituting regulations that may commence his state on a route to peace and prosperity. gaining access to formerly unpublished archival fabrics, Schlichtmann examines the paintings of this pacifist statesman, situating Shidehara in the context of 20th century statecraft and overseas politics. whereas it used to be an age of devastating overall wars that took an unlimited toll of civilian lives, the politics and diplomatic background among 1899 and 1949 additionally observed the sunshine of recent advancements in foreign and constitutional legislation to curtail country sovereignty and succeed in a calm order of overseas affairs. Japan on the earth is a vital source for knowing that nation's contributions to those world-changing developments.

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