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America's Japan : the first year, 1945-1946

Author: Grant Kohn Goodman; Barry D Steben
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2005.
Series: World War II--the global, human, and ethical dimension, no. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"One of the few non-Japanese Americans trained to read, write, and speak Japanese, Princeton undergraduate Grant Goodman had a privileged position during World War II. As an Army lieutenant, Goodman served in the Philippines at the close of the war and in Tokyo as an intelligence officer on General Douglas MacArthur's staff. Goodman translated thousands of letters, interviews, and other documents by Japanese
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Genre/Form: History
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
ISBN: 0823225151 9780823225156
OCLC Number: 60603274
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.
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As an Army lieutenant, the author served in Tokyo as an intelligence officer. He translated thousands of letters, interviews, and other documents by Japanese citizens of all kinds, and came to know,  Read more...

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"America's Japan is a rare and insightful working-level view of the Occupation informed by Goodman's lifelong career of scholarship and involvement with East Asia." -Ronald H. Spector, Author of Read more...

 
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