Democracy in Occupied Japan: The U.S. Occupation and by Mark E. Caprio, Yoneyuki Sugita

By Mark E. Caprio, Yoneyuki Sugita

With professional contributions from either the USA and Japan, this e-book examines the legacies of the USA career on jap politics and society, and discusses the long term impression of the profession on modern Japan. targeting imperative subject matters – democracy and the interaction of US-initiated reforms and Japan's endogenous force for democratization and social justice – the members handle key questions:

  • How did the united states experts and the japanese humans outline democracy?
  • To what quantity did the United States impose their notions of democracy on Japan?
  • How a ways did the japanese pursue impulses towards reform, rooted of their personal background and values?
  • Which reforms have been effortlessly authorised and internalized, and that have been eventually subverted by means of the japanese as impositions from outdoor?

These questions are tackled by means of exploring the dynamics of the reform procedure from the 3 views of innovation, continuity and compromise, in particular settling on the influence that this era made to jap social, financial, and political figuring out. significantly examines formerly unexplored matters that motivated postwar Japan comparable to the influence of labour and healthcare laws, textbook revision, and minority coverage. Illuminating modern Japan, its achievements, its capability and its quandaries, this e-book will attract scholars and students of Japanese-US family members, eastern background and jap politics.

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69. Takemae, Inside GHQ, pp. 242, 264–5. : Government Printing Office, 1948, p. 780, Appendix F: 42. , Showa zaiseishi [The economic and financial history of Showa Japan], vol. 3, Tokyo: Keizai shinposha, 1976, pp. 202–6. Takemae, Inside GHQ, p. 344. , p. 339. , pp. 312–13. S. occupation of Japan, New York: Columbia University Press, 1999, especially chapter 3, and Caprio’s chapter below. One of the more comprehensive histories of the Japan-based Koreans during the occupation is Kim Daegi, Sengo nihon seiji to zainichi chôsenjin mondai: SCAP no tai zainichi chôsenjin seisaku [Postwar Japan policy and the Japan-based Korean problem: SCAP’s policy toward Japan-based Koreans], Tokyo: Keisô shobo, 1997.

6 Ronald L. S. W. Norton & Company, 1993; William Guttman, “Miracles of power: America and the making of East Asian economic growth,” D. , University of Oxford, 1989. 7 John W. W. , 1999. 8 Herbert Passin, “The occupation – some reflections,” in Carol Gluck and Stephen R. W. Norton, 1992, p. 119. 9 Theodore De Barry’s impressions of Tokyo on 24 September 1945 when he entered the city. , From a ruined empire: letters – Japan, China, Korea 1945–46, Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1975, p. 48. 10 Dower, Embracing defeat, pp.

Text for this document is from Kim, East Asia’s turbulent century, pp. 297–8. The allied powers also dismantled Germany’s military capacity after World War I but allowed it to maintain a force of 100,000 soldiers and a specific number of officers, munitions, and ships, an armed force sufficient for self-defense purposes but insufficient for waging war. The allied powers completely demilitarized Germany following its defeat in World War II, but allowed it to remilitarize within the context of its membership in NATO.

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