Andrew Starner on Yukio Mishima
Travels in Search of a Samurai Legend.
By Christopher Ross. Da Capo. 262 pp. $26
The declaration last year by Japan’s new prime minister that he intends to rewrite his country’s constitution, which renounces war, came too late for Yukio Mishima. The world-famous writer resented the pacifism imposed on his country after World War II and wanted Japan...