I highly recommend reading it, if you're at all interested in Japanese history.
It reads like a very boring old-fashioned book, but it is very rich in detail, going back thousands of years all the way to nearly the present.
I don't know exactly (but suspect) what kind of political agenda made authors to write all this but honest history it is not.
A comprehensive history of Japan, but too often the reading is tedious.Published 8 days ago by Richard A. Gross
Sorts out Myths from Legends and clearly delineates the centrality of the faith that death, even by suicide, is honourable - a very strong difference from most Western... Read morePublished 1 month ago by AJJ
Having sat through years of history class in Japanese and not understanding a word, this book explained the origin of Japanese language (not created until the year 900), and why so... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anonymous
This book is really dense, but I suppose that's because it's a book on the history of a very ancient country. Read morePublished on July 9, 2008 by Julie T