Richard J. Smethurst

Richard J. Smethurst is Professor Emeritus of Modern Japanese History at the University of Pittsburgh. He has written three books and many articles on modern Japan, and especially on the rise of, and Japanese opposition to the rise of, Japanese militarism. His current research is into Japanese industrial policy in the late nineteenth century, the military decision-making that led Japan into World War 2, and the woodblock prints of the nō theater by the artist Tsukioka Kōgyo.