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Architects of Occupation: American Experts and Planning for Postwar Japan

Dayna L. Barnes


The Allied occupation of Japan is remembered as the “good occupation.” An American-led coalition successfully turned a militaristic enemy into a stable and democratic ally. Of course, the story was more complicated, but the occupation did forge one of the most enduring relationships in the postwar world. Recent events, from the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan to protests over American bases in Japan to increasingly aggressive territorial disputes between Asian nations over islands in the Pacific, have brought attention back to the subject of the occupation of Japan. This book exposes the w ... More

Keywords: Allied occupation, Japan, occupation policy, postwar Japan, policymaking, policy network, foreign policy, World War II, bureaucrats, think tanks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501703089
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501703089.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dayna L. Barnes, author
City University of London