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by Robert Guillain

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ISBN:
0867212233
Author:
Robert Guillain
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World
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English
Publisher:
Jove Pubns (November 1, 1982)
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Robert Guillain (4 September 1908 – 29 December 1998) was a French journalist and author of several . I Saw Tokyo Burning: An Eyewitness Narrative from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima, Jove Publications, 1982.

Robert Guillain (4 September 1908 – 29 December 1998) was a French journalist and author of several books on Asia, especially Japan. Guillain was considered one of the most experienced and knowledgeable Western journalist on Asia, especially Japan and China, over the second half of the 20th century. Orient Extrême, Une vie en Asie, Arléa-Le Seuil,(autobiography) 1986, ISBN 2-86959-000-8.

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Guillain, longtime Tokyo correspondent for Havas, the French news agency, witnessed the Japanese people's response .

Guillain, longtime Tokyo correspondent for Havas, the French news agency, witnessed the Japanese people's response to news of the attack on Pearl Harbor (consternation in the morning, ""intense satisfaction"" by afternoon) and to the Emperor's speech conceding defeat (dismay one day, ""smiles"" the next); but in between there's little ""eyewitness narrative"" here

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I Saw Tokyo Burning: An Eyewitness Narrative from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima, Jove Publications, 1982. French) Le blog de Association Robert Guillain Loi 1901. Résumé d'expérience Aventure Japon, Arlea, réédition 2003, ISBN 2-86959-617-0. Six cent millions de Chinois, Julliard, 1956.

According to French journalist Robert Guillain, who was living in Tokyo at the time, upon the announcement's conclusion, most Japanese retreated . I Saw Tokyo Burning: An Eyewitness Narrative from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima. ISBN 978-0-86721-223-5.

According to French journalist Robert Guillain, who was living in Tokyo at the time, upon the announcement's conclusion, most Japanese retreated into their homes or places of business for several hours to quietly absorb and contemplate the significance of the announcement.

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  • Bremar
This book was of interest for a variety of reasons. But most of all, there are few accounts not in Japanese that discuss the war years in Tokyo.

However, what makes this book of interest is the perspective of this French citizen that was caught in Tokyo during World War II and was an adult.

The book is extremely well-written and makes the period come to life. The perspective of this man giving the viewpoint of how the Japanese were lied to and constantly subject to propaganda is fascinating.

If you have ever wondered how the Japanese people weathered the fanatical losses and apparent losing effort that was obvious after early 1944, this is the book to read. It is a wonderful counterpoint to Downfall by Franks, which gives the perspective of the end of the Japanese Empire.

Well recommended.
  • Yanthyr
Most WW2 history books about Japan were written by the allies and mostly contain details about how they lost the war, their treachery, and their sneaky attack on Pearl Harbor. As a result books in English that detail the everyday living conditions of Japanese civilians are difficult to find even after extensive searches. It was a luck streak that enabled me to find this book, written by a French journalist who was not imprisoned due to his Vichy connections, and to read first hand his descriptions of the horrors of civilian life in Tokyo. His explanations about how the Japanese people were effectively taken over by a militaristic minority and led into war - c.f. George Bush and Iraq. My overall understanding of WW2 has increased significantly since reading this book and I now have a much more nuanced and sympathetic view of the average Japanese civilian during these troubled times.
  • Trash Obsession
This book offers a unique and well informed perspective of war time Japan. Be warned, the author is a bit heavy handed with liberal western accusations of racism. Perhaps Japan's violent ethnocentrism is a more appropriate alternative explanation. The second to last chapter describes how close Japan came to rejecting the Potsdam Declaration and why the Army preferred national suicide to surrender. That same chapter also reveals that the Emperor's decision to accept unconditional surrender was partially influenced by his fear of a third atomic bomb attack.
  • Pameala
It is okay...
  • Kirizan
Fantastic first person story.
  • Yggdi
This was a very interesting book, maybe the only one written by a caucasian who spent the entire war in Japan mostly in Tokyo. Guillain was a French journalist who got caught in Japan when the war started and was never able to leave. His was a delicate prediciment since the French were considered allies sort of after Germany took France and set up Vichy France. He had a Japanese wife which was helpful in his situation. However he was always under suspicion and was spied upon by various Japanese agencies throughout the war. There were times when he and other Europeans caught in Japan were sure that they would not survive the war and that the Japanese would round them up and shoot them or incarcerate they would be killed in the bombing or subsequent invasion. Fortunately they mostly survive but it makes for an interesting story.

For those with a interest in World War II in the Pacific this is certainly a book I would recommend.
  • Giamah
I read it some 20 years ago and it's unforgettable, and likely the only account of its kind. I would also recommend "To the White Sea", by James Dickey, a hallucinatory novel about a downed U.S. tail-gunner making his way through Japan to the north island where he thinks he can survive. For a good history take a look at William Craig's "The Fall of Japan."