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By Dayna L. Barnes

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. after all, the tale used to be extra advanced, however the profession did forge essentially the most enduring relationships within the postwar global. 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 international locations over islands within the Pacific, have introduced awareness again to the topic of the profession of Japan.

In Architects of Occupation, Dayna L. Barnes exposes the wartime origins of career coverage and broader plans for postwar Japan. She considers the position of presidents, bureaucrats, imagine tanks, the media, and Congress in policymaking. contributors of those elite teams got here jointly in a casual coverage community that formed making plans. instead of depending exclusively on govt experiences and files to appreciate policymaking, Barnes additionally makes use of letters, memoirs, diaries, and manuscripts written through policymakers to track the increase and unfold of rules around the coverage community. The ebook contributes a brand new part to the tremendous literature at the profession, serves as a case examine in international coverage research, and tells a shocking new tale approximately global warfare II.

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