List of Book Publications
- Second Edition of Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes In World War II (with Foreword by John Dower) New York, USA: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017, 350 pages.
（１９９６年出版の初版の改定増補版 – 新しく「新版解説」と一章を書き加え、さらに序文、結論を大幅に修正・加筆。他の章にも修正を加え、使用写真もほとんど新しい写真と入れ替えました。またジョン・ダワーの「前書き」も新しく書き直されました。）
This book was first published by Westview Press in the U.S. in 1996. In the interim it has been widely read throughout the English-speaking world, and well received by many readers. Indeed several TV documentary films, including the BBC’s Horror in the East, have been produced utilizing my examination of the Japanese war crimes cases dealt with in this volume. Yet, for several years I sought an opportunity to revise the text, as I felt strongly that my analysis of certain issues was inadequate. This was partly as a result of further research into the history of Japan’s military conduct not only in the Asia-Pacific War, but also during the long period from the Sino-Japanese War of 1894 – 1895 to the end of the Pacific War in 1945. My persistent efforts enabled me to acquire more vital information and deepen my knowledge and comprehension of a number of fundamental issues.
At the same time, however, Japan’s awareness of its collective responsibility for its wartime and colonial atrocities deteriorated significantly. Over the past two decades jingoistic and xenophobic movements promoted by Japan’s extreme neo-nationalist organizations have gained concerning strength. Indeed, they have had considerable influence on Japanese popular thinking on many important war-related issues. These right-wing movements that deny the historical facts of Japan’s war atrocities are now vigorously supported and in some cases—such as the so-called “comfort women” (military sex slaves) issue—are steered by the Japanese government.
I thus felt strongly that it was a critically important time to reissue this book with a substantially revised format. Accordingly, I added a long preface to the new edition, explaining Japan’s failure to cultivate its collective responsibility mainly through the analysis of popular culture such as novels and films in the early stage of the post-war period. In the new introduction I examined specific war crimes cases analyzed in the first edition, placing them in the broader context of Japanese military atrocities during the fifteen-year Asia-Pacific War. In the conclusion I developed a new line of analysis to explain why Japanese troops were so brutal and vicious not only to enemy soldiers, but also to non-combatants. I made this change because over the years I have come to recognize that my previous thesis—that Japan’s humane POW policy in wars before the Asia-Pacific War was due to the strong influence of bushidō—was clearly contrary to historical facts and thus inapplicable. In accordance with my new thesis elaborated upon in the conclusion I made changes to various parts in each chapter. Chapter 3 has been updated to reflect significant new research on the topic of the so-called comfort women - including my own book, Japan’s Comfort women: Sexual Slavery and Prostitution during World War II and the US Occupation published in 2002 - since this Hidden Horrors was first published in 1996.
I have also added a new chapter to analyze relatively unknown war crimes that the Japanese troops committed in the small island nation of Nauru in the Southwest Pacific. This additional chapter demonstrates how war brings not only devastating physical breakdown, but also serious moral and cultural destruction to a small nation like this.
For the past twenty years, this book has been widely used as a reference book for undergraduate students at universities, particularly in the US and UK. On the advice of the Editorial Director of Roman & Littlefield, Ms. Susan McEachern, I also added a few questions at the end of each chapter to be used for students’ further research and group discussions.
Many photos, which were disclosed by the Australian War Memorial after the publication of the original edition in 1996, have also been included replacing those used in the original edition.
- 『空の戦争史』 （講談社現代新書 ２００８年）
(A History of Aerial Warfare), Tokyo: Kodansha, 2008, 253 pages.
- Japan’s Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery and Prostitution during World War II and the US Occupation (with Forward by Susan Brownmiller), London: Routledge, 2002, 212 pages.
Both the hard cover and paperback editions were published at the same time. The 2007 U.S. Congress Report on “Comfort Women” referred to this book as one of the most reliable source of information.
- Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes In World War II (with Foreword by John Dower) Boulder, USA: Westview Press, 1996, 267 pages.
（この著書は、１９９６年、米国ミリタリー・ブック・クラブの推薦図書に選ばれました。また、２０００年に英国BBCテレビで放送されたドキュメンタリー番組2回連続シリーズ『Horror in the East』の制作のための原作として使われました。）
The paperback edition was released in November 1997. The hard cover edition was a main selection of the Military Book Club and is the second best-selling book among Westview Press’ publications.
This volume provided extensive background material for a BBC TV documentary series entitled ‘Horrors in the East’ produced in 2000. Together with Professor Irie Akira of Harvard University, I acted as an adviser for this BBC project.
- Rape and War: The Japanese Experience, Melbourne: Japanese Studies Centre, 1995, 57 pages.
- 『知られざる戦争犯罪：日本軍はオーストラリア人に何をしたか』 （大月書店 １９９３年）
(Unknown War Crimes: What the Japanese Imperial Forces Did to the Australians), Tokyo: Otsuki Shoten, 1993, 262 pages.
- 『思想の廃墟から – 歴史への責任』 （彩流社 ２０１８年）
（From Ruined Thoughts: Historical Responsibility）, Tokyo, Sairyu-sha, 2018, co-authored with Ukai Akira, Okano Yayo and Maeda Akira.
- 『原発とヒロシマ 「原子力平和利用の真相」』 （岩波ブックレット ２０１１年）
(Nuclear Power and Hiroshima), Tokyo, Iwanami Shoten, published as an Iwanami Booklet in October 2011, 68 pages, co-authored with Peter Kuznick.
- 『戦争犯罪の構造: 日本軍はなぜ民間人を殺したのか』 （大月書店 ２００７年）
(Patterns of War Crimes: Why Japanese Forces Killed Civilians), Tokyo: Otsuki Shoten, 2007, 286 pages.
- 『再論 東京裁判 – 何を裁き何を裁かなかったのか -』（大月書店２０１３年）
(Re-examining the Tokyo War Crimes Trial: What It Judged and Did Not Judge),
was published by Otsuki Shoten in Tokyo in December 2013.
- Beyond Victor's Justice: The Tokyo War Crimes Trial Revisited (Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011), 420pp., co-edited with Tim McCormack and Gerry Simpson.
- Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth Century History, coedited with Marilyn Young, New York: New Press, 2009, 304 pages. The paperback edition was released in September 2010.
- 『日本の侵略』（大月書店 １９９２年）
(Japanese Aggression) co-edited with other members of the Asian Peoples’ Tribunal, Tokyo: Otsuki Shoten, 1992, 290 pages.
- ジョン・ダワー著 『アメリカ 暴力の世紀 – 第二次大戦以降の戦争とテロ』（岩波書店 ２０１７年）
（Japanese translation of John Dower, The Violent American Century: War and Terror since World War II, Haymarket Books, 2017）Tokyo, Iwanami Shoten, 240 pages.
- ハワード・ジン著 『テロリズムと戦争』（大月書店 ２００２年）
(Japanese translation of Howard Zinn, Terrorism and War, Seven Stories Press, 2002), Tokyo: Otuki Shoten, 147 pages.
- Hiroshima: A Tragedy Never To Be Repeated (English translation of 『絵で読む広島の原爆』, Nasu Masaomi, illustrated by Nishimura Shigeo, published by Fukuinkan Shoten), jointly translated with Joanna King, Tokyo: Fukuinkan Shoten, 1998, 70 pages.