|Name：Toshi Yuki Tanaka
Date of Birth：26 May, 1949
Major Research Interests：War crimes, war history
Academic Qqualifications：B.Ec., M.Ec., and Ph.D
Place of Birth: Fukui Prefecture, Japan
- Sora no Senso-Shi [A History of Aerial Warfare]. (Tokyo: Kodansha, 2008), 253pp.
- Japan's Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery and Prostitution during World War
II and the US Occupation (with Foreword by Susan Brownmiller) (London: Routledge, 2002), 212pp.
- Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes in World War II (with Foreword by John Dower) published by Westview Press (Boulder, USA)
in June 1996, 267pp.
The paperback edition was released in November 1997. (The hard cover edition
was a main selection of the Military Book Club.)
In 2000 the BBC produced a series of TV documentary films entitled “Horror
in the East” and some parts of the series are based upon this book.
- Rape and War: The Japanese Experience (Melbourne: Japanese Studies Centre, 1995), 57pp.
- Shirarezaru senso hanzai: Nihongun wa Ostralia-jin ni nani o shita ka [Unknown war crimes: What the Japanese imperial forces did to the Australians].
(Tokyo: Otsuki Shoten, 1993), 262pp.
- Senso hanzai no kozo: Nihon gun wa naze minkanjin wo koroshitanoka [Patterns of War Crimes: Why Japanese Forces Killed Civilians]. (Tokyo: Otsuki Shoten, 2007), 286pp.
- Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth-century History (New York: The New Press, 2009) co-edited with Marilyn B. Young.
- Japanese Aggression co-edited with other members of the Asian Peoples’ Tribunal (Tokyo: Otsuki Shoten, 1992), 290pp.
- Terorizumu to Senso (Japanese translation of Terrorism and War by Howard Zinn, Seven Stories Press, 2002) (Tokyo: Otsuki Shoten, 2003),
- Hiroshima: A Tragedy Never To Be Repeated (Translation with Jo King of work by Nasu Masamoto with illustration by
Nishimura Shigeo) (Tokyo: Fukuinkan Shoten, 1998), 70pp.
- 'Japanese Atrocities on Nauru during the Pacific War: The murder of Australians, the massacre of lepers and the ethnocide of Nauruans', posted at Japan Focus
(http://www.japanfocus.org/-Yuki-TANAKA/3441) November 2010.
- 'War and Peace in the Art of Tezuka Osamu: The humanism of his epic manga',
posted at Japan Focus
(http://japanfocus.org/-Yuki-TANAKA/3412) September 2010.
- ‘The Outcome of 2010 NPT Review Conference and Criticism of Obama’s Nuclear
Policy’ (in Japanese) posted at Peace Philosophy Center (http://peacephilosophy.blogspot.com/2010/07/yuki-tanaka-outcome-of-2010-npt-review.html) July 2010.
- 'Introduction to The Bomb by Howard Zinn', posted at Japan Focus
(http://japanfocus.org/-Howard-Zinn/3375) June 2010.
- 'Introduction to A Letter to the Citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki From
a Hibakusha residing in Okinawa', posted at Japan Focus
(http://japanfocus.org/-Tsukishita-Miki/3257) November 2009.
- 'Introduction to "Nuclear Noh Drama", documents and analysis
by The National Security Archive', posted at Japan Focus
(http://japanfocus.org/-Richard-Wampler/3246) November 2009.
- 'The Atomic Bombing, The Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal and the Shimoda Case:
Lessons for Anti-Nuclear Legal Movements', with comment by Richard Falk
posted at Japan Focus
(http://japanfocus.org/-Richard-Falk/3245) November 2009.
- 'The Songs of Nippon, the Yamato Museum and the Inculcation of Japanese
Nationalism', posted at Japan Focus
(http://japanfocus.org/products/details/2746) May 2008.
- 'Oda Makoto, Beheiren and 14 August 1945: Humanitarian wrath against indiscriminate
bombing', posted at Japan Focus
(http://japanfocus.org/products/details/2532) September 2007.
- 'Introduction to the Testimony of Atomic Bomb Survivor Akihiro Takahashi'
in Ground Zero 1945: A School Boy's Story, posted at Visualizing Cultures
(http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027j/groundzero1945_2/gz2_menu.html) September 2007.
- 'Crime and Responsibility: War, the state, and Japanese society'
posted at Japan Focus
(http://japanfocus.org/products/details/2200) August 2006.
- 'Japan's Kamikaze Pilots and Contemporary Suicide Bombers: War and Terror'
posted at Japan Focus
(http://japanfocus.org/products/details/1606) November 2005.
- 'Last Words of the Tiger of Malaya: General Yamashita Tomoyuki - The final reflection of an executed war criminal enshrined at Yasukuni Jinja -' posted
at Japan Focus
(http://japanfocus.org/products/details/1753) September 2005.
- 'Godzilla and the Bravo Shot: Who Created and Killed the Monster?' posted
at Japan Focus
(http://japanfocus.org/products/details/1652) June 2005.
- 'Fire Bombing and Atomic Bombing: An Historical Perspective on
Indiscriminate Bombing' posted at Japan Focus
(http://japanfocus.org/products/details/1582) May 2005.
- ‘The Hibakusha Voice and the Future of the Anti-Nuclear Movement’ posted
at Japan Focus (http://japanfocus.org/products/details/1770) January 2005.
- ‘Indiscriminate Bombing and the Enola Gay Legacy’ posted at Japan Focus (http://japanfocus.org/products/details/1807) December 2003.
- ‘How should we conduct peace studies in a time of globalization?: A view
from Hiroshima’ posted at Current Information, Korean Institute for National Unification. (http://www.kinu.or.kr/eng/content/view.asp?cno=104) October 2003.
- "Crime and Responsibility: War, Indiscriminate Bombing and Mass Killing"
Lecture presented for the 2009 Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture Series
organized by the University of Chicago Committee on Japanese Studies on
February 3, 2009 (Video). (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE3OVxL3tLM) .
- Sir Ninian Stephan Visiting Scholar Lecture: "Japanese atrocities
in the Asia-Pacific War: Why were they so brutal?" at the Australian
War Memorial on November 19, 2008 (Sound recorded).
Articles/Chapters in Books
- ‘Indiscriminate Bombing and Mass Killing: The Road to the Atomic Bombing
of Hiroshima and Nagasaki’ in Hiroshima and
Peace co-edited by C. Rinnert, O. Farouk and Y. Inoue (Keisuisha, Japan, 2010)
- ‘Crime and Responsibility: War, Indiscriminate Bombing, and Mass Killing’, in Japonesia Review, No.6, 2009, pp.88-99.
- ‘Crime and Responsibility: Mass Killing by Indiscriminate Bombing’, in Contemporary Society, the journal published by the Department of Contemporary Social Studies
of Kyoto Women's University, Vol.12, 2009, pp.209-215.
- ‘Japanese Atrocities in the 1930s and 1940s’, in Encyclopedia of Human Rights, ed. by David Frosythe (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009).
- Bibliographical Introduction to Living Through Hiroshima: An Analysis of Psychological History (Tokyo, Iwanami Publishing House, 2009, the new Japanese edition of Death in Life by Robert J. Lifton) Vol. 2, pp.427-436.
- "What can we expect from the nuclear policies of ICNND and President
Obama?: The role of grass-root anti-nuclear movements" in Quarterly Journal Peoples' Plan, No.46, June 2009, pp.125-132.
- 'Crime and Responsibility of the Atomic bombing' in The Waseda Journal of Peace Studies, vol.2, 2009, pp.27-44.
- 'State, Sexual Violence in War, and Manhood' in Sexual Oppression and History: From Colonialism to Ethinic Cleansing, ed. by Naoko Miyaji published by Otsuki Shoten, Tokyo, 2008, pp.95-118.
- 'Genocide' in The Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, ed. by Naotake Kato, published by Maruzen Publishing House, Tokyo, 2008.
- 'Towards the Universalization of Hiroshima: A Re-examination of the Atomoic
Bombings in the History of Indiscriminate Bombing' in Sekai, No.743, September 2005, pp.63-73.
- ‘Crimes Against Humanity: Perspectives Towards Revitalizing the Spirit
of Hiroshima’published in Japan’s Justice: Domestic and International Dimensions ed. by Social Science Research Institute of International Christian University
& Institute for Study of Social Justice of Sophia University, pp.73-92.
- ‘Comfort Women in the Dutch East Indies’, in Legacies of the Comfort Women of World War II, edited by Margaret Stetz and Bonnie Oh (M.E. Sharp, New York, 2001), pp.42-68.
- ‘Introduction’ to Comfort Woman: A Filipina’s Story of Prostitution and Slavery Under the
Japanese Military, autobiography of a former Filipina “comfort woman”, Maria Rosa Henson,
published in 1999 (Rowman and Littlefield publishers, Boulder, 1999).
- ‘Why Did the U.S. Forces Ignore the Comfort Women Issue?’ Part I and Part
II) published in Sekai (The World) No.625, pp. 174-183, and No.626, pp.270-279, September and
- ‘Les plans japonais de guerre bacteriologique et les experiences medicales sur les prisonnieres de guerre’ in Les Proces De Nurenberg Et De Tokyo, ed. By Annette Wieviorka, published by Editions Complexe, 1996, pp.191-224.
- ‘Will Japan Go Nuclear?’ published in AMPO: Japan-Asia Quarterly Review, Vol.25, No.3, 1994, pp.49-53.
- ‘Medical Experiments on POWs in the South West Pacific’) in The Report on Japan’s War Responsibility, No.3, 1994, pp.26-35.
- The Massacre of Australian Nurses in Banka Island in 1942’ (in Korean) in Monthly Segye Time, December, 1992, pp.134-143.
- ‘Japanese War Crime: Cannibalism in New Guniea’ (in Korean) in Monthly Chosen, November, 1992, pp.120-134.
- ‘Australian Military Documents on Japanese Cannibalism in South Pacific
During World War II’ (in Korean) in Shing Dung-A, Vol. 35, No. 9, 1992, pp.420-430.
- ‘The Tidal Wave of Japanese Investment Hits Australia’ in Sekai, No.555, June 1991, pp.290-298.
- ‘The Japanese Political Construction Complex’, published in 1990 in Technocratic Dreaming of Very fast Train and Japanese Designed Cities, ed. by P. James (Left Book Club), pp.71-77.
- ‘Human Experiments of Gas Weapons in Australia’ in Gijutsu to Ningen (Technology and Mankind), January, 1990, pp.74-80.
- ‘The Nature of Japanese Politics’, in Japanese Studies Association of Australia
Newsletter, Vol.9, No.2, 1989, pp.10-18.
- ‘Rationality and Irrationality in Japanese Industry: The Economics of Nuclear
Power’ in Understanding Japan, ed. by G. McCormack (Center for Asian Studies, University of Adelaide) 1988, pp.100-158.
- ‘The Story Japan Would Like to Forget: Japan’s Secret Poison Gas Complex’, in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol.44, No.8, 1988., pp.10-19.
- ‘Nuclear Power and the Labor Movement in Japan’, published in 1988 in Modernization and Beyond: The Japanese Trajectory, G. McCormack and Y. Sugimoto (eds.), Cambridge University Press, pp.129-146.
- ‘Purity vs. Contamination: A Cultural Link Between Burakumin and the Emperor’, published in AMPO: Japan-Asia Quarterly Review, Vol.19, No.3, 1987, pp.27-31.
- ‘Nuclear Power Plant Gypsies in High-Tech Society’ in Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, Vol.18, No.1, 1986, pp.2-22.
Italian translation published in IDOC Internazionale, Vol.17, No.6, 1987. This article was also included as a chapter of the
book, The Other Japan, ed. by P. Tsurumi, published by M.E. Sharp in 1988, pp.149-162.
- ‘Japan and the Pacific: Banana Trade with the Philippines’, published in
Japan’s Impact on the World, Rix, A. & Mouer, R. (eds.), Japanese Studies Association of Australia, 1984, pp.180-187.
- ‘Feather money from the Honey-eater’ in Minzokugaku (Ethnology: The Quarterly Journal of the National Museum of Ethnology,
Japan), No.17, July, 1981, pp.102-105.
- ‘The dying traditional craft of Ndendi Island: Weaving carried on by the men’, co-authored with Joanna King,
published in Minzokugaku (Ethnology: The Quarterly Journal of the National Museum of Ethnology,
Japan), No.17, July, 1981, pp.106-108.
- Review of The Nanking Incident & the Japanese by Kasahara Tokuji, Jyokyo, May, 2002.
- Review of The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan by Ian Buruma and Explaining Auschwitz and Hiroshima by R.J.B. Bosworth, published in Journal of Japanese Studies, Vol.22, No.1, 1996.
- Review of War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War by John Dower, published in Asian Studies Association of Australia Review, Vol. 12, No.1, 1988.
- Review of Japanese Workers and the Struggle for Power, 1945-1947 by Joe Moore, published in Asian Studies Association of Australia Review,
Vol.11, No.2, 1987.
*Japanese to English
- ‘Kobe: Indecent response to a disaster of dubious origin’ by Oda Makoto, published in The Sunday Age, February 12, 1995.
- ‘The Emperor System and Minority Problems in Japan’ by Oe Shinobu published in Japanese Studies Association of Australia Newsletter, Vol.8, No.2, 1988.
*English to Japanese
- ‘Kakuhaizetsu no Kibo o kujiku Uchu-gijutsu’ (translation of Bruce Gagnon, "Space Technology Challenges Hopes for Nuclear Abolition,") published in quarterly journal, Agenda, No.26, 2009, pp.62-70.
- ‘Shihonron Yoko’ in Rikkyo Keizai (Rikkyo Economics) No.7, 1975, translation of ‘On Grundrisse’ by Maruiss Dobb originally appeared in Marxism Today, Vol.17, No.10, 1973.
Special International Tribunal on the Violation of Human Rights of Political
Prisoners and Prisoners of War in United States Prisons and Jails (New York, December 1991, for submission to the United Nations' Human Rights
Council). Co-authors: F. Badohu, J.Boulus, A. Gifford, N. Paech, J.R. Vasquez,
C. Romany and G. Wald.
This report was submitted to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council.
Reviews and Short Critical Essays