Now tell us - did you ever like Japan? Do you know anything about its history, or just what you learned from television and anime, in general? That's a good starting point, anyway. If you want to delve deeper into Japanese history, in chronological order, and see the main events that transformed Japan into what it is today, you've just hit the jackpot.
What will you learn from this book? Among others:
The main stages in Japanese history, from the most ancient, the Jomon period to Imperial Japan. Each of them will be explained so that everybody can understand them, without technical terms that harden the absorption of information.
Japan during the Middle Ages
Everything about shoguns, shogunates and all other forms of governance
The situation in Japan during World War II and after that
The most important battles between Japan and the United States of America
The fall of the Empire of Japan
The catastrophic Japanese deflation that ruined the economy for decades on end
Japanese culture and what makes it so unique in the world
Valuable information on anime and manga as distinct avatars of Japanese culture
Tourism in Japan and why it is so important for the economic growth of the state
This book is for you, no matter if you are a student or a professor, or you just want to learn more about Japanese culture and history.
History of Japan by Rui Kanda
An extremely basic text, poorly written and even more poorly narrated. Best avoided.