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Viper guy Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2024 9:14 p.m. PST

Does anyone have any book recommendations for books that discuss Japanese war and operational planning?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers

Viper guy Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2024 9:14 p.m. PST

Does anyone have any book recommendations for books that discuss Japanese war and operational planning?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2024 11:16 p.m. PST

"Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway" Discusses Japanese strategy on an operational level. Great book on Midway.

"Japanese Military Strategy in the Pacific War: Was Defeat Inevitable?"

"The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945"

"Unauthorized History of the Pacific War Podcast"

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"Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War: July 1937-May 1942"

advocate04 Apr 2024 1:52 a.m. PST

"Japan 1941" by Eri Hotta. Not specifically war planning, but very much about the politics of how the war came about.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2024 9:44 a.m. PST

Kaigun: "Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy 1887-1941", David C. Evans & Mark R. Peattie.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2024 7:13 a.m. PST

Japanese war planning involved as I recall a ton of politics – Army vs Navy vs internal cliques

Shattered Sword is a great book!

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2024 11:16 a.m. PST

I second Kaigun and Shattered Sword. Great books,easy to read, insightful.

Viper guy Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2024 4:22 p.m. PST

Thank you, everyone

R Leonard07 Apr 2024 9:18 p.m. PST

You might want to look at the Japanese Monographs collection, found here
link

Specifically, regarding war planning see #'s
144 Political Strategy Prior to the Outbreak of War, Part I
145 Outline of Naval Armament and Preparations for War, Part I (1922-1934)
146 Political Strategy Prior to the Outbreak of War, Part II
147 Political Strategy Prior to the Outbreak of War, Part III
149 Outline of Naval Armament and Preparations Part II (1934-1939)
150 Political Strategy Prior to the Outbreak of War, Part IV
152 Political Strategy Prior to the Outbreak of War, Part V
160 Outline of Naval Armament and Preparations for War, Part III (1939 -1941)
169 Outline of Naval Armament and Preparations for War, Part IV (1942)
172 Outline of Naval Armament and Preparations for War, Part V (March 1943-April 1945)
174 Outline of Naval Armament and Preparations for War, Part VI (March-June 1945)

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