Inside GHQ by Eiji Takemae
The Allied Occupation of Japan and Its Legacy

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Japan's success in charting a new course in the years following World War II stems from the reforming impetus of General Headquarters/Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (GHQ/SCAP), headquarters of the American-led allied occupation that indirectly governed Japan for nearly seven years following World War II.

Inside GHQ is the story of the reforms of the Occupation period and of the remarkable men and women, Japanese and American, who implemented them. Eiji Takemae introduces a wealth of new material on the wartime origins of Occupation policies, the British Commonwealth Force, the Kurils, Okinawa, the Korean minority, A-bomb survivors, war crimes, the Constitution, education, and health and welfare.

Inside GHQ is the definitive account of the occupation - its strengths, shortcomings, and failures - and provides immense insight into the state of contemporary Japan.


About Eiji Takemae

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TAKEMAE EIJI is a political scientist and Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Keizai University. He is considered the doyen of Occupational scholarship in Japan.
Published April 28, 2002 by Humanities Press Intl Inc. 800 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Takemae, a professor of political science at Tokyo Keizai University, offers a superbly translated study of the legacy of the largely American postwar occupation of Japan up to the present day.

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