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Articles by Janis Mimura

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Janis Mimura is Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the author of Planning for Empire: Reform Bureaucrats and the Japanese Wartime State  (Cornell University Press, 2011). This essay is excerpted from Chapter Six of that book.