Japanese history lost one of its famous historians, Paul Varley. From what I understand, he was a kind man. I have read several of his works such as Samurai and the Onin War. I have one of his written works "Oda Nobunaga, Guns, and Early Modern Warfare in Japan." A great piece on Nobunaga and Nagashino. He will be missed.
Nobunaga no tame!