Darren Swanson

Darren Swanson

Darren Swanson, originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, lived and worked in the Kansai region of Japan for many years. He has written several articles on the expatriate experience in Japan. He is a former Monbusho Scholar and is currently undertaking his PhD in Asian Studies at the University of Sydney.

Darren Swanson reviews 'A War of Words: The man who talked 4000 Japanese into surrender' by Hamish McDonald

August 2014, no. 363 01 August 2014
Darren Swanson reviews 'A War of Words: The man who talked 4000 Japanese into surrender' by Hamish McDonald
Hamish McDonald has for more than thirty years written about foreign affairs and defence in Asia for publications such as the Sydney Morning Herald, Far Eastern Economic Review, and, more recently, as the world editor for the Saturday Paper. His writings on Indonesian politics and Australian complacency over the Balibo controversy have been more likely to put him in the firing line than on the bes ... (read more)