The Victim as Hero: Ideologies of Peace and National Identity in Postwar Japan . By James J. Orr. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2001. viii, 271 pp. $22.95 (paper).

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  title={The Victim as Hero: Ideologies of Peace and National Identity in Postwar Japan . By James J. Orr. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2001. viii, 271 pp. \$22.95 (paper).},
  author={Yoshikuni Igarashi},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={61},
  pages={729 - 730}
}
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