The 10 Best Japanese History Books

Updated February 23, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Whether you have a particular interest in Asian cultures, or you're a student or teacher starting a class in the field, the Japanese history books on our list have a lot to offer. Only some of them endeavor to cover the entirety of the country's existence, while many others take a close look at one moment or cultural phenomenon in the nation's storied timeline. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best japanese history book on Amazon.

10. Its History And Culture 4th Edition

9. A History of the Japanese People

8. Embracing Defeat

7. A Hundred Years Of Japanese Film

6. A History of Japan: Revised Edition

5. Samurai: An Illustrated History

4. Modern History: From Tokugawa Times To Present

3. Shinsengumi: The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps

2. Bending Adversity

1. The Making Of Modern Japan


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Last updated on February 23, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel is a writer, actor, and director living in Los Angeles, CA. He spent a large portion of his 20s roaming the country in search of new experiences, taking on odd jobs in the strangest places, studying at incredible schools, and making art with empathy and curiosity.


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