Researchers at HPI

 

 

 

Name: TANAKA, Toshi Yuki
Title: Professor
Major Research Interests: War crimes, war history
Academic Qualifications: B.Ec., M.Ec., and Ph.D
Place of Birth: Fukui Prefecture, Japan


Books
* Single-authored Books

  • Sora no Senso-Shi [A History of Aerial Warfare]. (Tokyo: Kodansha, 2008), 253pp.
  • Japan's Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery and Prostitution during World War II and the US Occupation (with Foreword by Susan Brownmiller) (London: Routledge, 2002), 212pp. (Both the hard cover and paperback editions were published at the same time. The 2007 U.S. Congress Report on "Comfort Women" referred to this book as one of the most reliable source of information.) 
  • Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes in World War II (with Foreword by John Dower) published by Westview Press (Boulder, USA) in June 1996, 267pp. The paperback edition was released in November 1997. (The hard cover edition was a main selection of the Military Book Club in 1996. This volume provided extensive background material for a BBC TV documentary series entitled "Horror in the East" produced in 2000.)
  • Rape and War: The Japanese Experience (Melbourne: Japanese Studies Centre, 1995), 57pp.
  • Shirarezaru senso hanzai: Nihongun wa Ostralia-jin ni nani o shita ka [Unknown war crimes: What the Japanese imperial forces did to the Australians]. (Tokyo: Otsuki Shoten, 1993), 262pp.

 

* Co-authored Books

  • Genpatsu to Hiroshima [Nuclear Power and Hiroshima], co-authored with Peter Kuznick and published as an Iwanami Booklet (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2011), 68pp. 

 

* Edited Books

  • Senso hanzai no kozo: Nihon gun wa naze minkanjin wo koroshitanoka [Patterns of War Crimes: Why Japanese Forces Killed Civilians]. (Tokyo: Otsuki Shoten, 2007), 286pp.

 

* Co-edited Books

  • Re-examining the Tokyo War Crimes Trial: What It Judged and Did Not Judge (the Japanese edition of Beyond Victor’s Justice? The Tokyo War Crimes Trial Revisited) 616pp., published by Otsuki Shoten in Tokyo in 2013.
  • Beyond Victor's Justice: The Tokyo War Crimes Trial Revisited (Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff Publisheres, 2011), 420pp., co-edited with Tim McCormack and Gerry Simpson. 
  • Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth-century History (New York: The New Press, 2009), 291pp., co-edited with Marilyn B. Young.
  • Japanese Aggression co-edited with other members of the Asian Peoples' Tribunal (Tokyo: Otsuki Shoten, 1992), 290pp.


* Book Translations

  • Terorizumu to Senso (Japanese translation of Terrorism and War by Howard Zinn, Seven Stories Press, 2002) (Tokyo: Otsuki Shoten, 2003), 147pp.
  • Hiroshima: A Tragedy Never To Be Repeated (Translation with Jo King of work by Nasu Masamoto with illustration by Nishimura Shigeo) (Tokyo: Fukuinkan Shoten, 1998), 70pp.


Electronic Publications


Lectures


Articles/Chapters in Books

  • “The Fukushima Nuclear Accident and the People’s Tribunal on Nuclear Power” in Kinnia Yau Shuk-ting ed., Natural Disaster and Reconstruction in Asian Economies: A Global Synthesis of Shared Experiences (Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire) pp.3-16., published in December 2013.
  • “A Re-examination of the Relationship Between the Issues of Massacre, Comfort Women and the Atomic Bombing: The Necessity to Clarify Japan’s War Responsibility Towards Asians,” Hiroshima Journalist, No.13, June 2013, pp.36-41. 
  • "Genshiryoku Heiwa Riyo to Hiroshima" [Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power and Hiroshima] in Sekai, No. 820, August 2011, pp. 249-260.
  • "The Outcome of 2010 NPT Review Conference and Criticism of Obama's Nuclear Policy," in People's Plan No. 52, 2010, pp. 119-126.
  • "Indiscriminate Bombing and Mass Killing: The Road to the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki," in Hiroshima and Peace co-edited by C. Rinnert, O. Farouk and Y. Inoue (Keisuisha, Japan, 2010) pp. 10-28.
  • "Crime and Responsibility: War, Indiscriminate Bombing, and Mass Killing," in Japonesia Review, No. 6, 2009, pp. 88-99.
  • "Crime and Responsibility: Mass Killing by Indiscriminate Bombing," in Contemporary Society, the journal published by the Department of Contemporary Social Studies of Kyoto Women's University, Vol. 12, 2009, pp. 209-215.
  • "Japanese Atrocities in the 1930s and 1940s," in Encyclopedia of Human Rights, ed. by David Frosythe (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009).
  • Bibliographical Introduction to Living Through Hiroshima: An Analysis of Psychological History (Tokyo, Iwanami Publishing House, 2009, the new Japanese edition of Death in Life by Robert J. Lifton) Vol. 2, pp. 427-436.
  • "What can we expect from the nuclear policies of ICNND and President Obama?: The role of grass-root anti-nuclear movements," in Quarterly Journal Peoples' Plan, No. 46, June 2009, pp. 125-132.
  • "Crime and Responsibility of the Atomic bombing," in The Waseda Journal of Peace Studies, vol. 2, 2009, pp. 27-44.
  • "State, Sexual Violence in War, and Manhood," in Sexual Oppression and History: From Colonialism to Ethinic Cleansing, ed. by Naoko Miyaji published by Otsuki Shoten, Tokyo, 2008, pp. 95-118.
  • "Genocide," in The Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, ed. by Naotake Kato, published by Maruzen Publishing House, Tokyo, 2008.
  • "Towards the Universalization of Hiroshima: A Re-examination of the Atomoic Bombings in the History of Indiscriminate Bombing," in Sekai, No.743, September 2005, pp. 63-73.
  • "Crimes Against Humanity: Perspectives Towards Revitalizing the Spirit of Hiroshima," published in Japan's Justice: Domestic and International Dimensions, ed. by Social Science Research Institute of International Christian University & Institute for Study of Social Justice of Sophia University, pp. 73-92.
  • "Comfort Women in the Dutch East Indies," in Legacies of the Comfort Women of World War II, edited by Margaret Stetz and Bonnie Oh (M.E. Sharp, New York, 2001), pp. 42-68.
  • "Introduction" to Comfort Woman: A Filipina's Story of Prostitution and Slavery Under the Japanese Military, autobiography of a former Filipina "comfort woman," Maria Rosa Henson, published in 1999 (Rowman and Littlefield publishers, Boulder, 1999).
  • "Why Did the U.S. Forces Ignore the Comfort Women Issue?" Part I and Part II) published in Sekai (The World) No. 625, pp. 174-183, and No. 626, pp. 270-279, September and October, 1996.
  • "Les plans japonais de guerre bacteriologique et les experiences medicales sur les prisonnieres de guerre," in Les Proces De Nurenberg Et De Tokyo, ed. By Annette Wieviorka, published by Editions Complexe, 1996, pp.191-224.
  • "Will Japan Go Nuclear?" published in AMPO: Japan-Asia Quarterly Review, Vol. 25, No. 3, 1994, pp. 49-53.
  • "Medical Experiments on POWs in the South West Pacific," in The Report on Japan's War Responsibility, No. 3, 1994, pp. 26-35.
  • "The Massacre of Australian Nurses in Banka Island in 1942," (in Korean) in Monthly Segye Time, December, 1992, pp. 134-143.
  • "Japanese War Crime: Cannibalism in New Guniea," (in Korean) in Monthly Chosen, November, 1992, pp. 120-134.
  • "Australian Military Documents on Japanese Cannibalism in South Pacific During World War II," (in Korean) in Shing Dung-A, Vol. 35, No. 9, 1992, pp. 420-430.
  • "The Tidal Wave of Japanese Investment Hits Australia," in Sekai, No. 555, June 1991, pp. 290-298.
  • "The Japanese Political Construction Complex,’"published in 1990 in Technocratic Dreaming of Very fast Train and Japanese Designed Cities, ed. by P. James (Left Book Club), pp. 71-77.
  • "Human Experiments of Gas Weapons in Australia," in Gijutsu to Ningen (Technology and Mankind), January, 1990, pp. 74-80.
  • "The Nature of Japanese Politics," in Japanese Studies Association of Australia Newsletter, Vol. 9 No. 2, 1989, pp. 10-18.
  • "Rationality and Irrationality in Japanese Industry: The Economics of Nuclear Power," in Understanding Japan, ed. by G. McCormack (Center for Asian Studies, University of Adelaide) 1988, pp. 100-158.
  • "The Story Japan Would Like to Forget: Japan's Secret Poison Gas Complex," in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 44 No. 8, 1988., pp. 10-19.
  • "Nuclear Power and the Labor Movement in Japan," published in 1988 in Modernization and Beyond: The Japanese Trajectory, G. McCormack and Y. Sugimoto (eds.), Cambridge University Press, pp. 129-146.
  • "Purity vs. Contamination: A Cultural Link Between Burakumin and the Emperor," published in AMPO: Japan-Asia Quarterly Review, Vol. 19 No. 3, 1987, pp. 27-31.
  • "Nuclear Power Plant Gypsies in High-Tech Society," in Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, Vol. 18 No. 1, 1986, pp. 2-22. Italian translation published in IDOC Internazionale, Vol. 17 No. 6, 1987. This article was also included as a chapter of the book, The Other Japan, ed. by P. Tsurumi, published by M.E. Sharp in 1988, pp. 149-162.
  • "Japan and the Pacific: Banana Trade with the Philippines," published in Japan's Impact on the World, Rix, A. & Mouer, R. (eds.), Japanese Studies Association of Australia, 1984, pp. 180-187.
  • "Feather money from the Honey-eater," in Minzokugaku (Ethnology: The Quarterly Journal of the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan), No. 17, July, 1981, pp. 102-105.
  • "The dying traditional craft of Ndendi Island: Weaving carried on by the men," co-authored with Joanna King, published in Minzokugaku (Ethnology: The Quarterly Journal of the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan), No. 17, July, 1981, pp. 106-108.

 

Book Reviews

  • The Political Possession of Nuclear Weapons and the Postwar Nation: An Overview from Fukushima by Ichiyo Muto (Shakai Hyoron-sha, Tokyo, 2011), published in Peoples' Plan No. 57 (Spring Issue), 2012.
  • The Nanking Incident & the Japanese by Tokuji Kasahara, Jyokyo, May, 2002.
  • The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan by Ian Buruma and Explaining Auschwitz and Hiroshima by R. J. B. Bosworth, published in Journal of Japanese Studies, Vol. 22 No. 1, 1996.
  • War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War by John Dower, published in Asian Studies Association of Australia Review, Vol. 12 No. 1, 1988.
  • Japanese Workers and the Struggle for Power, 1945-1947 by Joe Moore, published in Asian Studies Association of Australia Review, Vol. 11 No. 2, 1987.


Essay Translations 
* Japanese to English

  • "Kobe: Indecent response to a disaster of dubious origin," by Oda Makoto, published in The Sunday Age, February 12, 1995.
  • "The Emperor System and Minority Problems in Japan," by Oe Shinobu published in Japanese Studies Association of Australia Newsletter, Vol. 8 No. 2, 1988.

 

* English to Japanese

  • "Kakuhaizetsu no Kibo o kujiku Uchu-gijutsu" (translation of Bruce Gagnon, "Space Technology Challenges Hopes for Nuclear Abolition"), published in quarterly journal, Agenda, No. 26, 2009, pp. 62-70.
  • "Shihonron Yoko" in Rikkyo Keizai (Rikkyo Economics) No. 7, 1975, translation of "On Grundrisse" by Maruiss Dobb originally appeared in Marxism Today, Vol. 17 No. 10, 1973.


Reports 

  • Special International Tribunal on the Violation of Human Rights of Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War in United States Prisons and Jails, (New York, December 1991, for submission to the United Nations' Human Rights Council). Co-authors: F. Badohu, J.Boulus, A. Gifford, N. Paech, J.R. Vasquez, C. Romany and G. Wald. This report was submitted to the United Nations' Human Rights Council. 

 

Reviews and Short Critical Essays

  • "Have We Forgotten about the Source of Nuclear Power?: A Critical Overview of Australian Uranium Mining and Export," published in Hiroshima Journalist No. 8, March 2012.
  • "The A-bomb Slums: The Symbolic Origins of the Life of A-bomb Survivors," published in The Committee of the Theater Play "The Shack," The Shack: The Commemoration Magazine of the Duet Theater Play, February 2012.
  • "The Truth behind the 'Peacefuil Use of Nuclear Energy,'" in Kagaku (Science) Vol. 81 No. 12, December 2011.
  • "Oda Makoto and Tezuka Osamu: Experiencing the Bombing of Osaka City--the Source of Ideas," in Journal Read Me, the Inaugural Volume published by the Oda Makoto Book Club, 2010.
  • "The Criminality of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki," published in Japonesia Review, No. 5, September 2008.
  • "The International Peoples' Tribunal on the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki," in Senso to Sei (War and Sexuality), No. 27, April 2008.
  • "The Museum of the Battleship Yamato: Peaceful Message?" published in Japonesia Review, No. 4, February, 2008.
  • "The Tiger of Malaya's Final Message: Infinite Ideas for Peace and the Abolition of Nuclear Arms," in Asahi Newspaper, August 23, 2005.
  • "Yamashita," in World War II 60th Anniversary Series, Part 9, Singapore and the POWs, published by The Australian, August 16, 2005.
  • "An Appeal for the Peoples' Tribunal on the Dropping of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki," in People's Plan Japonesia, Pilot Issue, Autumn 2004.
  • "High-tech weapons kill civilian," in Shinano Mainichi Newspaper, April 4, 2003.
  • "We should ratify the ICC based upon our war experiences," in Asahi Shimbun Newspaper, August 22, 2002.
  • "A Record of the Making of a BBC TV Documentary Film," in The Newsletter of the Centre For Research & Documentation on Japan's Responsibility, No. 30, March 2001.
  • "Sexual Violence Against Women As a War Crime," co-written with Matsui Yayori, in Woman's Asia 21, No. 13, December 1997.
  • "Why Do Men Become Inhumane in War Situations?" in Shukan Kinyobi, No. 172, May 30, 1997.
  • "A Critique of Autobiography by the former Governor-General Bill Hayden" in Nichigo Press, May 1996.
  • "Thoughts on Leadership in Australian Politics," in Nichigo Press, April 1996.
  • "Australian Federal Election Campaign: A critical analysis," in Nichigo Press, March 1996.
  • "Part-time Governor and the Asianization of Australia," in Nichigo Press, February 1996.
  • "Is it possible to de-nuclearlize the Pacific region?" in Nichigo Press, January 1996.
  • "The cruelty factor: the record of Japan's treatment of its prisoners," in The Weekend Australian, November 11-12, 1995.
  • "The world still waits," in Herald Sun, August 15, 1995.
  • "Japan's War Responsibilities: Seen from the South-west Pacific," in Mainichi Shimbun, July 13, 1995.
  • "Rethinking the ceremonies for the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II," in Nichigo Press, February 1995.
  • "What do the ceremonies for the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II celebrate?" in Nichigo Press, January 1995.
  • "A series of twelve articles under the title of Active Australian Women," in Nichigo Press from January to December 1994.
  • "Godzilla Rising: Japan's Nuclear Industry," in Arena Magazine, No. 10, April/May 1994.
  • "Japanese see cute Koalas ahead of cultural identity," in The Australian, March 15, 1994.
  • "The Japanese Elections: A Change of Diet," in Arena Magazine, No. 6, August/September 1993.
  • "The Hiroshima Legacy and Japanese Re-armament," in Front Line, August 1993.
  • A series of nineteen articles under the title of "A History of the Pacific War seen from Australia," in Nichigo Press from April 1992 to October 1993.
  • "Mabo and the Australian Mining Industry," in Nichigo Press Review, Vol. 3 No. 36, April 1993.
  • "The Comfort Women," in Arena Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 1, November 1992.
  • "The Growing Pressure Upon Foreign Guest-workers," co-written with Ibun Basuki, in Sekai, No. 574, November 1992.
  • "The Aims of the Aboriginal Embassy Movement," in Oruta Vol. 1 No. 1, August 1992.
  • "A Wary Reunion: One of Australia's war heroes meets his former captor," in Angry Dolphins, November/December Issue, 1991.
  • "A Social Crisis that Appeared in Factional Politics," in Mainichi Shimbun, November 6, 1991.
  • A series of twelve articles under the title "Aiming to Understand Aboriginal Culture," in Nichigo Press from April 1991 to March 1992.
  • "The left-wing of the Labour Party managed to maintain a 'Three Uranium Mines Policy'" in Nichigo Press Review, Vol. 1 No. 15, July 1991.
  • "The Peoples' Tribunal Denounces: Political Problems Faced by American Minority Movements," in Sekai No. 551, March 1991.
  • "The Stolen Land: Australia," in Sekai No. 550, February 1991.
  • "A Question of Size," in Australian Society, January/February Issue, 1991.
  • "A comparison of Australia-U.S. Minority Problems," in Nichigo Press, February 1991.
  • "Let us work towards the internationalization of respect for human rights," in Okayama Buraku Liberation Research Institute Newsletter, No. 96, February 1991.
  • "Thoughts on Australian Environmental Problems," in Nichigo Press, December 1990.
  • "Prime Minister Hawke's Anachronism: A critique of the Gulf War Policy" in Nichigo Press, November 1990.
  • "A Critique of Australia's Uranium Policy," in Nichigo Press, October 1990.
  • "Thoughts on Japanese Investment: the Economic Impact of Large Projects," in Nichigo Press, September 1990.
  • "Thoughts on 'Fare-Dinkum': From the Burma-Thai Railway to Japanese Investment," in Nichigo Press, August 1990. A slightly different version of this article under the same title appeared in Mainichi Shimbun, August 15, 1990.
  • "Enclaves? There's already a few here," in The Australian, July 7, 1990
  • "How Poverty Effects a Multi-Cultural Society," in Nichigo Press, July 1990.
  • "A Critique on ANZAC Fever," in Nichigo Press, June 1990.
  • "Election Campaigns in Australia and Japan: A Comparative Study: Part I & II," in World Hot Line Newsletter, Nos. 302 & 303, 1990.
  • "The Shadow Cabinet System: A Step Towards Democracy," in Nichigo Press, May 1990.
  • "Thoughts on the MFP: Countermeasures to Anti-Japanese Sentiments" in Nichigo Press, April 1990.
  • "Australia Day for Aborigines," in Mainichi Shimbun, February 16, 1990.
  • "Reactions to the Fall of the Eastern Block: Australia and Japan," in World Hot Line Newsletter, No. 287, 1990.
  • "A Suggestion For the Internationalization of Japan in the 1990s," in Nichigo Press, January 1990.
  • "Wake Up Australia," in Nichigo Press, December 1989.
  • "The Problems of Dual Citizenship," in Nichigo Press, November 1989.
  • "A Political Rumour of Great Concern," in Nichigo Press, October 1989.
  • "The Sex Scandals of Politicians: Australia and Japan," in Nichigo Press, September 1989.
  • "‘A-Bomb victims in Australia," in Mainichi Shimbun, August 3, 1989.
  • "Political Change in Tasmania: Green Threatens Gray," in Nichigo Press, June 1989.
  • "Five Japanese Rice Bowls Versus Six Western Plates: A Reflection on the Political Powers of Women," in Nichigo Press, May 1989.
  • "Simon Crean and Bob Hawke: Similar Background, But A Different Political Climate," in Nichigo Press, April 1989.
  • "The Tidal Wave of Japanese Investment Hits Australia: Part I, II, III & IV," in World Hot Line Newsletter, Nos. 268, 269, 270 & 272, 1989.
  • "Japanese Investment Versus Anti-Japanese Sentiment: A Dichotomy," in Nichigo Press, March 1989.


*Some articles published in Nichigo Press appear under the pen name of Namba Tetsu or Akasaka Masami.