Traces the development of Japan’s interest in the Philippines from one of peaceful economic expansion to a violent military takeover and occupation of the country. Includes selected speeches, autobiographies, magazine articles, and the like, exposing reactions of the Japanese to varied and changing politicoeconomic conditions in the Philippines. Discusses the triangular interrelationships between Japan and the Philippines, Japan and the U.S., and the U.S. and the Philippines.
Originally published in 1992. Revised edition 1999.