Published from the beginning of the war with China right up to the outbreak of the Korean War (1931 - 1952), the
Japan Year Books present Japan’s news and statistics throughout the period. In its densely detailed fashion this is the name-rich, comprehensive Japanese view of the nation, reflecting its endeavours both during and after the war(s).
Essential, partial, yet accurate, these politically loaded historical sources will prove to be indispensable for any serious researcher of the period. A useful contrast to the
China Year Books and
Chinese Year Books published in Tianjin, Shanghai and elsewhere from 1915-1945.