"These essays by one of Japan's most distinguished scholars of Southeast Asia are the product of a long period of research into Japan's relations with Southeast Asia during the 1930s and 1940s, and on Into the postwar era. Written in a nonpartisan spirit, they offer great insight into diverse Japanese perceptions of the region, and Interactions between individual Japanese and individual Southeast Asians during this crucial period." - Paul H. Kratoska, Department of History, National University of Singapore
About the Author
Ken'ichi Goto Ken'ichi Goto is a professor of international relations at the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies and a former director of the Institute of Social Sciences at Waseda University, Tokyo. His publications include Returning to Asia; Japan-Indonesia Relations, 1930s-1942 and International Relations Surrounding Portuguese Timor, 1900-1945 (in Japanese).