About the Author
Tsuyoshi Hasegawa is Professor of History and co-director of the Center for Cold War Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of The Northern Territories Dispute and Russo-Japanese Relations(winner of the Ohira Masayoshi Memorial Prize), Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan(winner of the Robert Ferrell Book Prize), and Anto: Sutarin, Toruman to Nihon kofuku (winner of the Yomiuru-Yoshino Sakuzo Prize and the Shiba Ryotaro Prize).
Kazuhiko Togo is Visiting Professor of International Affairs at Seoul National University. He joined the Foreign Ministry of Japan in 1968 as a Sovietologist and served as the ambassador of Japan to the Netherlands. He has taught at the universities of Moscow, Tokyo, Leiden, Princeton, Tansui (Taiwan), and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Japan's Foreign Policy 1945-2003: The Quest for a Proactive Policy and The Inside Story of the Negotiations on the Northern Territory: Five Lost Windows of Opportunity (in Japanese). Ambassador Kazuhiko Togo is the grandson of the wartime Japanese foreign minister, Shigenori Togo, who is enshrined as one of the A-Class war criminals in Yasukuni Shrine.