The tragic story of the 14 years during which Japan sowed dragon's teeth--from Mukden in the fall of 1931 to that moment in September 1945 on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri when the war at least ended--is told by a member of the Japanese government and diplomatic corps. Told soberly albeit now and then with a trace of delicate oriental imagery, this is the ""inside"" story of those monumental years of world history as seen from the ""other side"" of the now deserted fox holes and battle lines. The main events and many little known or generally misinterpreted facts are presented with intelligence and clarity. A statesman and scholar of the author's stature and world vision does much to insure a peaceful and prosperous future for our erstwhile enemy.