Having just finished watching Pacific for the second time I'm more than a bit disappointed in the lack of time given top the Japanese. I really enjoyed the series - especially the second time but it jarred that the Japanese were treated as a faceless yellow horde yet again.
I guess it was always going to be a gung-ho American-centric viewpoint but even so the Japs barely got a look in unless they were being slauhgtered in a suicidal banzai charge.
This has really got me interested in finding more out about the Japanese army - an army that had such a huge influence on the war yet gets very little coverage at all.
Pretty much every magazine/book I have gives almost total coverage to the US Marines/Army and if you're very lucky the Commonwealth troops but the Japanese don't get a mention.
Anyone know of any good links, books or other references - I'd love to find out more about them especially as some of my favourite toys as a kid were the Japanese 1/32nd scale Japanese from Airfix...