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The birth of Japan's postwar constitution

Author: 古関彰一, 1943- ; Shōichi Koseki; Ray A Moore
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on Japanese, American, and Australian archives as well as recent scholarly research, Koseki presents new and stimulating interpretations of MacArthur's actions, the Ashida amendment of Article 9, Yoshida's role, and much more. Criticizing Japanese conservative defenders of the old order, he explores Japanese liberal and socialist ideas on constitutional reform and reevaluates the Far Eastern Commission's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 古関彰一, 1943- ; Shōichi Koseki; Ray A Moore
ISBN: 0813334950 9780813334950 0813331625 9780813331621
OCLC Number: 39934358
Language Note: Translation of: Shin kenpō no tangō.
Description: xii, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: * Introduction: Seeking a New Perspective * The Probing Begins * Restoration of the Peoples Rights Ideology * Captive Legal Scholars: The Committee to Study the Constitutional Problems * A Week in a Secret Room: Writing the SCAP Draft * A Second Defeat Imposed on Japan? * The Struggle to Japanize the American Draft * MacArthur Against the Storm * The Draft Constitution in the Last Imperial Diet * Behind the Ashida Amendment of Article 9 * Blooming Brightly in May: Popularizers of the Constitution * Yoshida Shigerus Counterattack * The Forgotten Sequel
Other Titles: Shin Kenpō no tanjō.
Responsibility: Koseki Shōichi ; edited and translated by Ray A. Moore.

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"This 1989 Yoshino Sakuzo prize-winning book is essential reading for understanding Japan's postwar constitution, political and social history, and foreign policy. In this, the most complete English  Read more...

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