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Eldridge, Robert D.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 133 publications in 3 languages and 2,832 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vJapanese  Military history 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Annotator, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert D Eldridge
Japan's backroom politics : factions in a multiparty age by Tsuneo Watanabe( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diplomatic history of postwar Japan by Makoto Iokibe( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book examines the many issues which Japan has had to confront in this important period: from the occupation authorities in the latter half 1940s, to the crisis-filled 1970s; from the post-Cold War decade to the contemporary war on terrorism. The book examines the effect of the changing international climate and domestic scene on Japan's foreign policy; and the way its foreign policy has been conducted. It discusses how the aims of Japan's foreign relations, and how its relationships with its neighbours, allies and other major world powers have developed, and assesses how far Japan has succeeded in realising its aims. It concludes by discussing the current state of Japanese foreign policy and likely future developments."--Pub. desc
An inoffensive rearmament : the making of the postwar Japanese Army by Frank Kowalski( )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Col. Frank Kowalski served as the Chief of Staff of the American military advisory group that helped establish the National Police Reserve, the predecessor to the Japan Self- Defense Forces during its first two years of existence. His work provides a detailed account of the manning, logistics, and personalities involved in standing up--on short notice --of a force of approximately 75,000, while sharing insights about the diplomatic, political, legal, and constitutional challenges his headquarters and his Japanese counterparts faced in rearming Japan in the wake of the sudden outbreak of the Korean War. Published in Japanese in 1969, this is the first English version of this edition, and includes a biographic section about Kowalski"--
Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islands in U.S.-Japan relations : American strategy, Japanese territory, and the islanders in-between by Robert D Eldridge( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese public opinion and the War on Terrorism by Robert D Eldridge( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Japanese Public Opinion and the War on Terrorism examines the effect the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States had on one of America's most important ally, Japan, as it struggles to define a post-Cold War role for itself in international security affairs. This study looks at Japanese mass opinion, the role of the Japanese media, both print and visual, in framing discourse on security, the response of political parties to public opinion, the position of Japanese intellectuals in the debate on the war on terrorism, civil society, and public opinion in Okinawa."--Publisher description
The origins of the bilateral Okinawa problem : Okinawa in postwar U.S.-Japan relations, 1945-1952 by Robert D Eldridge( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a multi-national and multi-archival approach to this diplomatic history study, the author examines comprehensively and in great detail for the first time the origins of the so-called Okinawa Problem. Also includes four maps
The return of the Amami Islands : the reversion movement and U.S.-Japan relations by Robert D Eldridge( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scholars of international relations, including those who study Okinawa's long tenure under U.S. military rule, will learn much from this nuanced and revealing account of an important but oft-neglected occurrence in U.S.-Japan relations."--Jacket
The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force : search for legitimacy( )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on extensive Japanese-language materials, this book is the first to examine the development of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force. It addresses: how the GSDF was able to emerge as the post-war successor of the Imperial Japanese Army despite Japan's anti-militarist constitution; how the GSDF, despite the public skepticism and even hostility that greeted its creation, built domestic and international legitimacy; and how the GSDF has responded to changes in international and domestic environments. This path-breaking study of the world's third-largest-economic power's ground army is timely for two reasons. First, the resurgence of tensions in Northeast Asia over territorial disputes, and the emphasis recent Japanese governments have placed on using the GSDF for defending Japan's outlying islands is driving media coverage and specialist interest in the GSDF. Second, the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami has focused global attention on the GSDF as Japan's lead disaster relief organization. This highly informative and thoroughly researched book provides insight for policy makers and academics interested in Japanese foreign and defense policies."--Back cover
The origins of U.S. policy in the East China Sea islands dispute : Okinawa's reversion and the Senkaku Islands by Robert D Eldridge( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ownership of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea is disputed between China and Japan, though historically the islands have been part of Okinawa, the southernmost islands of the Japanese archipelago. The dispute, which also involves Taiwan, has the potential to be a flashpoint between the two countries if relations become more strained, especially as the exploitation of gas reserves in the adjoining seabed is becoming an increasingly important issue. A key aspect of the dispute is the attitude of the United States, which, surprisingly, has so far refrained from committing itself to supporting the claims of one side or the other, despite its long-standing, strong alliance with Japan. This book charts the development of the Senkaku Islands dispute, and focuses in particular on the negotiations between the United States and Japan prior to the handing back to Japan in 1970 of Okinawa. The book shows how the detailed progress of these negotiations was critical in defining the United States' neutral attitude to the dispute"--
Secret talks between Tokyo and Washington : the memoirs of Miyazawa Kiichi, 1949-1954 by Kiichi Miyazawa( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Secret Talks between Tokyo and Washington offers an insider's perspective on the political and economic negotiations between Japan and the United States from 1949 to 1954. Translated by Robert D. Eldridge, for the first time the memoirs of Miyazawa Kiichi will reach a global audience. This book is a critical link to understanding the views and reactions of the Japanese government to globalization after World War II, both under occupation and later as an independent nation, during which time the young, talented, and international-minded Miyazawa played a central role. A firm believer in the "Yoshida Doctrine," Miyazawa argued that Japan should play a civilian economic role instead of becoming a military power in order to satisfy its ego, a position that set him apart from his contemporaries. In this book Miyazawa offers valuable insight into the bilateral relationship that has evolved between Japan and the United States as he describes in detail the many events, personalities, and ideas he came across during his years serving as then-Finance Minister Ikeda Hayato's secretary and in his own work in the Upper House. Secret Talks between Tokyo and Washington is an enlightening text that will appeal to those interested in Asian studies and international relations."--Jacket
Fighting spirit : the memoirs of Major Yoshitaka Horie and the Battle of Iwo Jima by Yoshitaka Horie( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the only memoir available in English by a Japanese military officer who helped plan the Battle of Iwo Jima. Yoshitaka Horie, a Japanese field-grade Army officer who served as a liaison officer with the Japanese Navy, was in a unique position to describe in detail the respective positions, ideas, and assumptions that both services had about the Pacific War. A specialist in logistics and head of the headquarters on Chichi Jima, Horie was intimately involved with the battle plans. His insights reveal the limits to Japan's strategy and the personalities of the planners--Publisher's description
The prime ministers of postwar Japan, 1945-1995 : their lives and times( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing security policies in postwar Japan : the political biography of Japanese Defense Minister Sakata Michita by Masamori Sase( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study provides a political biography of Sakata Michita, a major figure in postwar Japanese politics who served as Japan's minister of defense. The author focuses on Sakata's role in forging Japanese defense policy and managing relations with allies and examines how his legacy informs contemporary debates about the country's security policy."--Provided by publisher
Okinawa mondai no kigen : sengo Nichi-Bei kankei ni okeru Okinawa 1945-1952 by Robert D Eldridge( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senkaku mondai no kigen : Okinawa henkan to Amerika no chūritsu seisaku by Robert D Eldridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iōjima to Ogasawara o meguru Nichi-Bei kankei = Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islands in U.S.-Japan relations : American strategy, Japanese territory, and the islanders in-between by Robert D Eldridge( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amami henkan to Nichi-Bei kankei : sengo Amerika no Amami, Okinawa senryō to Ajia senryaku by Robert D Eldridge( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islands in U.S.-Japan relations : American strategy, Japanese territory, and the islanders in-between by Robert D Eldridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okinawa ron : zai Okinawa kaiheitai moto kanbu no kokuhaku by Robert D Eldridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiken na okinawa : shinnichi beikokujin no honne keikoku by Kent Gilbert( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The diplomatic history of postwar Japan
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Japanese public opinion and the War on TerrorismThe origins of the bilateral Okinawa problem : Okinawa in postwar U.S.-Japan relations, 1945-1952Secret talks between Tokyo and Washington : the memoirs of Miyazawa Kiichi, 1949-1954Fighting spirit : the memoirs of Major Yoshitaka Horie and the Battle of Iwo Jima
Alternative Names
Eldridge, Robert D.

Erudorijji, Robāto D.

Erudorijji, Robāto D. 1968-

エルドリッヂ, R・D.

エルドリッヂ, R・D 1968-

エルドリッヂ, ロバート・D.

エルドリッヂ, ロバート・D 1968-

ロバート・D・エルドリッヂ

Languages
English (85)

Japanese (15)

German (1)