The Desperate Diplomat: Saburo Kurusu’s Memoir of the Weeks before Pearl Harbor

University of Missouri Press, 2016. Three weeks prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese Special Envoy to the United States Saburo Kurusu visited Washington in an attempt to further peace talks between Japan and America. For more than 70 years, many have unfairly viewed his visit as part of the Pearl Harbor plot. The editors seek to dispel this myth.