Democracy in Occupied Japan : The U.S. Occupation and Japanese Politics and Society
How did the US authorities and the Japanese people define democracy?
To what extent did America impose their notions of democracy on Japan?
How far did the Japanese pursue impulses toward reform, rooted in their own history and values?
Which reforms were readily accepted and internalized, and which were ultimately subverted by the Japanese as impositions from outside?
These questions are tackled by exploring the dynamics of the reform process from the three perspectives of innovation, continuity and compromise, specifically determining the effect that this period made to Japanese social, economic, and political understanding. Critically examines previously unexplored issues that influenced postwar Japan such as the effect of labour and healthcare legislation, textbook revision, and minority policy. Illuminating contemporary Japan, its achievements, its potential and its quandaries, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Japanese-US relations, Japanese history and Japanese politics.
- Hardback | 272 pages
- 160 x 234 x 20mm | 521.64g
- 02 Apr 2007
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Other books in this series
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25 Dec 2015
17 Aug 2010
28 Oct 2014
26 Dec 2006
30 Jul 2006
01 Aug 2005
25 Mar 2011
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'Bearing in mind the rich literature on the political, social, and economic effects of the U.S. occupation, editors Mark Caprio and Yoneyuki Sugita have compiled a groundbreaking collection that adds to our understanding of Japan since 1945 in two ways. Expanding the scope of scholarly inquiry, the richly documented essays in Democracy in Occupied Japan study critical, but previously unexplored, issues that infl uenced postwar Japan, including health insurance, textbook revision, policing, and policy regarding resident aliens' - Journal of Japanese Studies, 2009
About Mark E. Caprio
Yoneyuki Sugita is Associate Professor of American History at Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Japan.