Books: Japan Catches Up

Far & away the Japanese best-seller last week was Field Marshal MacArthur, a laudatory 64-page pamphlet biography by Ippo Yamazaki, well-known Japanese novelist. In six months it has sold 850,000 copies, is expected to top a million as soon as the publishers get paper for another printing. Other top titles on the Japan Publishers Association's current list of bestsellers:

Twenty Years of Storm, a review of Japanese militaristic activities from the Manchurian Incident to the surrender.

Efforts Toward Peace, an account of Prince Konoye's attempts to prevent the Pearl Harbor attack, based on...

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