Mutsu Munemitsu and His Time. HISAHIKO OKAZAKI.

Mutsu Munemitsu and His Time.

Tokyo: Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture. 2018. First English edition. Stock ID #163125

Black and white photographic illustrations, 339pp., bibliography, appendix. A very good hardback copy in a dust jacket. "Towards the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, Mutsu Munemitsu was ousted frim his home Kishu-han as a result of his father's defeat in a power struggle. To aveneg this, Mutsu bolstered his talent to become a man of "genius and leaning in equal measure."...This book's author, a career diplomat himselt, traces the footsteps of modern Japan's diplomacy by reviewing tthe philisophical and political journey of the extraordinary diplomat who protected the dignity of Japan as a modern nation throughout his professional life. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 163125).

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