Here we have mentioned 10 best books on Japanese history. We’ve gathered the best non-fiction books on the history of Japan
This is a three volume work by eminent Japanese historian Sansom, which tackles the ancient history of Japan from the beginnings of Japanese civilization.
This book views the second world war from the perspective of not the victors but the vanquished.
Japanologist Alex Kerr’s work is a sensitive meditation on the heart and soul of the lived experience in Japan.
This book traces the recent history of Japan from the dawn of the twentieth century up till the present day.
No list of Japanese history books can ever be complete without the mention of the legendary warriors the world knows as Samurai.
As the title suggests, this book chronicles the history of mass-oriented cultural commodities and ideas from the seventeenth century to the present day.
Like previously mentioned, this is a brief history of the cultural transformations from ancient to modern Japan.
This book takes a look at an oft-overlooked aspect of Japanese history, yet one which is equally rich and colourful.
This is a holistic view of Japanese history from the nascence of Japanese cilvilization to the Tokugawa period.
This multi-volume work is perhaps one of the most intensive and detail-oriented accounts of all periods of Japanese history, by reliable historians.