Diaries Tell Story of Japan's War at Home

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Relatively little attention has been paid to the diaries of ordinary Japanese people during World War II. Samuel Hideo Yamashita, a historian of modern Japan at Pomona College, tells Scott Simon about his book, Leaves from an Autumn of Emergencies. It translates the diaries of eight people who endured the war.

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Selections From The Wartime Diaries Of Ordinary Japanese

by Samuel Hideo Yamashita

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