Legacies of the U.S. Occupation of Japan. Appraisals after Sixty Years
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AbstractSix decades after the end of the occupation of mainland Japan, this volume approaches the theme of the occupation's legacies. Rather than just being a matter of administrative practices and international relations, the consequences of the U.S. occupation of Japan transcended both the seven years of its formal duration and the bilateral relations between the two countries. Rich with fresh analyses on a range of topics, including transnational and comparative views on the occupation, the influence of Japan on the United States as well as the reverse, international perspectives on this “odd couple”, and the memory of the occupation in both countries, this book aims at providing a greater understanding of the transtemporal, transnational and transcultural legacies of one of the crucial events of the 20th century.