"The best one-volume introduction to the history of Japan in English"—Canberra Times
"Very engaging history book. It draws you in through the experiences of prominent persons in Japanese history. A definite book on Japan's history." —Goodreads
About the Author
graduated from Cambridge University. He received his Ph.D. from the Australian National University where he subsequently lectured on Japanese history as a member of the Faculty of Asian Studies for over thirty years. Dr. Mason is also the author of Japan's First General Election (Cambridge University Press, 1969). Now retired, he continues to live and work in Canberra. John Caiger
was born in Japan, graduated from Sydney University,and studied history at the University of London. He earned his Ph.D. from the Australian National University before joining its Faculty of Asian Studies where he has lectured since 1966.