Sun and Steel

Quilette reviews a book that sounds like I'd really enjoy it. Perhaps some of you would also.


Tom said...

Mishima is an interesting character, rather divisive in Japan. I'll be interested to know what anyone who reads this thinks.

Joel Leggett said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll check it out.

douglas said...

That does look interesting. So does Mishima.

"Mishima formed the Tatenokai for the avowed purpose of restoring sacredness and dignity to the Emperor of Japan.[13][14][15] On 25 November 1970, Mishima and four members of his militia entered a military base in central Tokyo, took its commandant hostage, and tried to inspire the Japan Self-Defense Forces to rise up and overthrow Japan's 1947 Constitution, which he called "a constitution of defeat".[15][12] After his speech and screaming of "Long live the Emperor!", he committed seppuku."

Certainly had commitment.