Looking for a Good Book on History of Japan
I want to find a really good book on the general history of Japan. I'd like to read one that gives a general overview of all periods of Japanese history chronologically and covers all the most important aspects. I don't want something too simple though. I want it to provide explanations of events and leave me with a good understanding of the all the things that really shaped Japan and why, but without taking forever to read. Any suggestions?