This article is from the American misconceptions about Japan FAQ, by Tanaka Tomoyuki email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
I recognize influence of HONDA Katuiti and C. Douglas Lummis in
everything I write. for the material covered in this article I
was especially helped by these two books by Lummis.
--- C. dagurasu ramisu. "nai-naru gaikoku: KIKU TO KATANA saikou".
jiji-tuusin-sha. 1981. (see Section (0.3))
--- dagurasu ramisu, ikeda masayuki. "nihonjin-ron no sinsou"
--- Stanly Sue and Harry H.L. Kitano.
"Stereotypes as a measure of success".
Journal of Social Issues. Vol 29, No 2 (1973).
this paper traces the changes of Chinese and Japanese
stereotypes in the USA. it was written in the early
1970s, when these Asian stereotypes were probably at
their most favorable point ever.
--- [booklet "Asian Pacific Americans" 1988 (?)]
"Asian Pacific Americans: A handbook on how to cover and
portray our nation's fastest growing minority group."
about 80 pages. out of print.
(some excerpts available in my WWW site.)
--- the negative images described in this article are big factors
in "disparity in Asian/white interracial dating FAQ"
(v7, 1300 lines). see the FTP locations in Section (A).
--- Tanaka, "American WW2 myths and propaganda about Japan: 1941 to
present" (forthcoming article) will examine the following myths
in greater detail.
MYTH: the Pearl Harbor attack was sneaky and unfair.
MYTH: Japan sweeps history under the carpet.
MYTH: Japanese are more fanatical than Americans.
MYTH: use of atomic bombs on Japan is justified because
 it was a retaliation against the Pearl Harbor attack.
 it was necessary to avoid land invasion and to save
 it was a punishment for Japan's misbehavior in Asia.
 it hastened WW2's end.
after posting versions of Section (E) in Nov and Dec 1994, I
found the following books in January 1995.
--- Sheila K. Johnson. "The Japanese through American eyes", 1991.
--- Endymion Wilkinson. "Japan versus the West: image and reality",
Penguin Books, 1990. ($9.95 in the USA)
the author Wilkinson was born and raised in England, and got
his Princeton Ph.D. in East Asian studies. he seems to speak
at least four languages fluently: English, French, Chinese, and
Japanese. he became an EC diplomat and served for six years in
Tokyo and for six years in Southeast Asia. the book has three
major parts: the West as seen by Japan, Japan as seen by the
West, and economic frictions.