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|Named Person:||Grant Kohn Goodman; Grant Kohn Goodman|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Grant Kohn Goodman; Barry D Steben
|Language Note:||Translated from Japanese "Amerika no Nihon gannen" (translation of America's Japan [memoir], never been published before).|
|Description:||x, 155 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||A yen for Japan --
My first study of Japanese: my matriculation at Princeton University --
My memories of the Army Intensive Japanese Language School: the University of Michigan --
Practical training: Fort McClellan and Fort Snelling --
To the front lines in the Philippines --
Meeting the surrender envoys --
Our landing in Japan --
My work as an ATIS officer --
Letters to General MacArthur --
My views of General MacArthur --
My view of the constitution --
The movements of reform: the dynamic and the static --
The appearance of Emperor Kumazawa --
The Yokohama Court --
The democratic boom, the English boom, and the Christianity boom --
Two suicides --
My trip to Shanghai --
The Mikado --
Observing the Tokyo war crimes trials --
Returning to America.
|Series Title:||World War II--the global, human, and ethical dimension, no. 7.|
|Responsibility:||Grant K. Goodman ; translated by Barry D. Steben.|
"This book is not only a personal chronicle of Grant Goodman's unique experience in Japan. Moving deftly between his role as an Army officer gathering essential information and as a young scholar fascinated by Japanese culture, he provides a vividly drawn portrait of daily life in occupied Tokyo." "Here he looks back at signal events: Japan's responses to occupation, the writing of the new constitution and the de-deification of the Emperor, the International Military Tribunal and the issue of Japanese war crimes, reactions by ordinary Japanese to American occupiers, and much more."
"September 2, 2005, marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Japanese surrender on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri. First published in Japanese in 1986, America's Japan is not only superb history. It is also a timely reminder of the realities of war and the responsibilities of victors and vanquished alike."--Jacket.