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Auther Profile

Nakamura Akira


Nakamura Akira (April 24, 1934 – June 23, 2010)

Nakamura Akira was born in Tokyo in 1934. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1959 with a degree in English literature. He taught at Dokkyo University from 1987 until 2005, when he retired with professor emeritus status.

Nakamura served as director of the Showa Era History Research Institute and of the Association for the Assessment of NHK Press Coverage, a citizens’ group. He was the driving force behind a movement critical of bias in NHK’s reporting. Nakamura wrote a column on the topic, “Watching NHK,” which was serialized in the monthly magazine Seiron, published by Sankei Shimbun, beginning with the July 1994 issue. He was co-editor of the eight-volume Defense Exhibits Rejected by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, issued by the IMTFE Document Publishing Group in 1995, and for which he was awarded the 43rd Kikuchi Kan Prize.

Selected publications

As author
The Road to the Greater East Asian War (Tendensha); his most important work, now in its 22nd printing
In Defense of Japan’s Case: Cases I and II (Kenkyusha); excerpts from Justice Radhabinod Pal’s dissentient judgement (IMTFE)
What Caused the Greater East Asian War? (Japan Policy Research Center)

As editor
Radhabinod, Pal, Dissentient Judgment of Justice Pal: International Military Tribunal for the Far East (Kokusho Kankokai); editor, annotator, and author of Foreword in English

As co-author
New Collegiate Japanese-English Dictionary (Kenkyusha); contributor, editor
My Youth and the Greater East Asian War (Tendensha)
Japan Is Not an Aggressor Nation (Zenponsha)
General Survey of the Greater East Asian War (Tendensha)