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Table of Contents of Toward Pearl Harbor: The Diplomatic Exchange Between Japan and the United States, 1899-1941


1. The “Great Aberration”

  • The Open Door
  • The Open Door: 1900
  • Bilateral Arrangements With Japan
  • The Lansing-Ishii Agreement
  • The Washington Conference
  • “Outlawing War”

2. The Manchurian Incident

  • Japan Explains
  • Manchuria and the Kellogg Pact
  • The Stimson Doctrine
  • Japan Recognizes Manchukuo
  • Japan Withdraws From the League

3. Increasing Tension Over China

  • Fighting Resumes in China
  • Roosevelt Calls for a Quarantine
  • The Sinking of the Panay
  • Japan’s “New Order” in Asia

4. Japanese Expansion in a World Context

  • The Anti-Comintern Pact
  • The United States Imposes Economic Controls
  • Japan Moves into Indochina
  • Japan Joins the Axis
  • Grew nd Roosevelt on Japanese Expansion
  • The Japanese-Soviet Neutrality Treaty

5. “Preliminary Conversations” April-June, 1941

  • The Draft Theory
  • Japan Offers Her First Draft
  • The United States Responds
  • Draft Proposals: Round Two

6. Deteriorating

  • Japan Outlines Her Policy
  • Roosevelt Warns Japan
  • Japan Plans for War

7. The Pacific Conference

  • Japan Suggests a Solution
  • Japan’s Peace Terms for China Restated
  • Japan’s Last Formal Draft
  • Grew Urges Acceptance
  • Hull Rejects the Conference Proposal

8. A Last Diplomatic Effort

  • The Stark-Marshall Memorandum
  • Japan’s Proposal A
  • The Abortive¬†Modus Vivendi
  • Hull’s Final Order
  • Were the Japanese Sincere?

9. An End to Diplomatic Conversations

  • Roosevelt Appeals to the Emporer
  • Japan Ends Diplomatic Negotiations



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