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    Embracing Defeat: Japan In The Wake Of World War II

    By: John W Dower

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    ISBN
    9780140285512
    Date Released
    Binding
    Paperback
    Pages
    688
     

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    For the Japanese, the Second World War only really ended in 1952, when sovereignty was restored after the long American occupation. Despite a declared policy of 'demilitarization and democratization', General MacArthur ruled like a colonial overlord, relied on the disgraced Emperor Hirohito and the mandarin class, and soon began rearming a former enemy turned Cold War ally. John Dower explores the variety of responses to military disaster: the complex interplay between victor and vanquished; the behaviour of prostitutes, publishers, profiteers and politicians; and the first signs of the economic miracle to come. The result is a definitive account, enabling Westerners for the first time 'to grasp the defeat and occupation as a lived Japanese experience'.

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