The Extraordinary Envoy: General Hiroshi Ōshima and Diplomacy in the Third Reich, 1934-1939
Ōshima approved of the militarism and totalitarianism evident in the Third Reich when he arrived in Berlin as the Japanese military attaché in 1934. Ōshima’s personal ability and initiative sub rosa greatly enhanced his importance in German-Japanese relations. Scenes between the spirited military attaché and National Socialist functionaries soon followed, the like of which are often enacted in higher places and by more important people. Ōshima’s behavior was exceptional. He would become Japan’s Ambassador to Germany in 1938 when the military gained greater influence in the Japanese government. Though many Japanese army officers admired the German military, Ōshima represented an extreme military point of view, and he was infatuated particularly with the armed forces of Hitler’s Third Reich. [From the “Introduction”]
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Asian History | Diplomatic History | European History | International Relations | Military History
Boyd, Carl, "The Extraordinary Envoy: General Hiroshi Ōshima and Diplomacy in the Third Reich, 1934-1939" (1980). History Faculty Bookshelf. 54.