Masao FUSE
   Department   Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages  , Department of English Studies for Careers
   Position   Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2023/03
Type Academic Paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Global Weapons Trade Between the United States and Japan: From the Civil War to the Boshin War
Contribution Type Single author
Journal Japanology
Journal TypeJapan
Volume, Issue, Page (8),pp.17-32
Details This article tries to examine global weapons trade between the United States and Japan in the late 1860s. The first half of it, Chapter 1, introduces Japanese recent studies and explains the kinds and numbers of western style rifles brought into Japan in the Meiji Restoration. The second half, Chapter 2, considers a German recent Japanology (Japanologie), “The Global Weapons Trade and the Meiji Restoration: Dispersion of Means of Violence in a World of Emerging Nation-States” written by Harald Fuess. As a result of it, Chap. 2 unravels a part of the flow of western arms within Japan at that time. The remaining subject is to unravel the whole picture of global arms transfer flows and to bridge the gap between global history and national histories.