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By Mathijs Pelkmans

The Allied career of Japan is remembered because the "good occupation." An American-led coalition effectively grew to become a militaristic enemy right into a strong and democratic best friend. in fact, the tale used to be extra complex, however the career did forge probably the most enduring relationships within the postwar international. fresh occasions, from the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan to protests over American bases in Japan to more and more competitive territorial disputes among Asian countries over islands within the Pacific, have introduced recognition again to the topic of the career of Japan.

In Architects of Occupation, Dayna L. Barnes exposes the wartime origins of profession coverage and broader plans for postwar Japan. She considers the position of presidents, bureaucrats, imagine tanks, the media, and Congress in policymaking. participants of those elite teams got here jointly in an off-the-cuff coverage community that formed making plans. instead of depending completely on executive experiences and documents to appreciate policymaking, Barnes additionally makes use of letters, memoirs, diaries, and manuscripts written by means of policymakers to track the increase and unfold of principles around the coverage community. The publication contributes a brand new part to the tremendous literature at the career, serves as a case research in international coverage research, and tells a shocking new tale approximately global warfare II.

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