Bureaucratic Politics, Military Budgets and Japan's Southern Advance: The Imperial Navy's Seizure of German Micronesia in the First World War

@article{Schencking1998BureaucraticPM,
  title={Bureaucratic Politics, Military Budgets and Japan's Southern Advance: The Imperial Navy's Seizure of German Micronesia in the First World War},
  author={J. C. Schencking},
  journal={War in History},
  year={1998},
  volume={5},
  pages={308 - 326}
}
  • J. C. Schencking
  • Published 1998
  • History
  • War in History
  • W ith the outbreak of the First World War in Europe, both Foreign M insiter Kato Takaaki and Prime Minister Okuma Shigenobu saw a unique chance to furtherJapan's interest in China. Prior to 1914, Kato had sought to extend Japanese territorial leaseholds, informing British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey in 1912 that he would wait for the 'right psychological moment' to renegotiate these issues with Chinese leaders.1 After returning to the Foreign Ministry in 1914, Kato cri ti cized the China… CONTINUE READING
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