This week’s episode is an overview of the Allied Occupation of Japan. In just seven years (1945-1952), the Allies undertook a massive effort to overhaul Japan’s politics, economy, and society. We’ll discuss the ways in which they tried to do so, and briefly attempt to evaluate their success. This was a really interesting episode to write and record — I learned a lot myself! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Listen to the episode here.
Dower, John. Embracing Defeat.
Jansen, Marius. The Making of Modern Japan.
Manchester, William. American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964.
Pyle, Kenneth. Japan Rising.
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