Baron Kaneko and the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05): A Study in the Public Diplomacy of Japan

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Lulu.com, 2009 - 550 pages
HARDCOVER. This new translation from Japanese tells the story for the first time in English of Baron Kaneko's one-man diplomatic mission to the U.S. during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05), in which he was tasked with winning the hearts and minds of the American people to the Japanese side. He achieved this through personal contacts with major figures including his close friend President Theodore Roosevelt, after-dinner speeches, lectures, press conferences and newspaper interviews, thereby displaying a mastery of the media which seems thoroughly modern in its influence and control. Upholding the principles of Bushido as explained by Nitobe Inazo in his book of that name first published in 1900, he was careful not to attack or slander his Russian opponent Count Cassini and mourned Admiral Makarov's death in battle. 26 B/W images. This volume includes an extensive bibliography, a chronology and an index. (Also available as a paperback or download from the publisher, and at online retail stores.)
 

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Contents

The sevenarticle memorandum for the mission
12
The proRussian atmosphere of Chicago
25
The antiJapanese stance of Irish Americans
40
The Presidents feelings
53
The center of activity for public diplomacy
57
A speech of mourning for Japans foe Admiral Makarov
70
An eloquent orator surpassing Mark Antony
95
Support for the issue of foreign bonds
109
Japans Best Friend Theodore Roosevelt
267
Victory at the Battle of Mukden
281
Carnegie Hall
295
The U S Veterans of Foreign Wars
308
Praise for the AngloJapanese Alliance
311
Renewed issue of foreign bonds
324
A threatening letter
337
Change of tone an omen of the changing tide
349

The theory of Christian versus pagan countries
124
The Saint Louis International Exposition
137
Preventing the spread of Yellow Peril
151
All going out nothing coming in
167
Positive steps to financial publicity
174
Kanekos essay The Yellow Peril is the Golden
188
The banquet of the antiJapanese Lotus Club
202
Lecture titled The Characteristics of the Japanese People
215
An important personally signed letter from
224
The Society of Friends of Russian Freedom
239
Illustrations between pages 245 and 246
246
Into the bottom of his letter box for the time being
259
The victory of the Japanese navy and American public opinion
365
Sagamore Hill residence and Japans version of the
380
Evading the journalists
396
The Japanese plenipotentiaries in their
403
reparations
420
The RussoJapanese War in America
438
Montgomery Roosevelt the banker
453
The struggle to win over public opinion
466
Select Bibliography
481
Index
511
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