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The Japanese in war and peace, 1942-48 : selected documents from a translator's in-tray

Author: Ian Nish
Publisher: Folkestone : Global Oriental, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author was a member of the British Occupation Force in Japan as part of the Allied occupation following the Asia-Pacific War. During the years he was there, 1946-48, he collected documents which throw light on the attitudes of the Japanese people in the last two critical years of the war and the equally critical first two years of the peace.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Nish
ISBN: 9781905246878 1905246870
OCLC Number: 700397194
Language Note: Text in English, material in appendices in Japanese and English.
Description: xii, 454 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: War: civilian reflections --
War: military perspectives --
War: to end or not to end --
Peace: sliding the Shoji --
Peace: the grassroots of occupation --
Some concluding remarks --
Appendices. English-language teaching materials The School Weekly (1940-3) --
Greater East Asia war graphic II (May-Dec. 1942) --
Nippon times weekly: 'Science and technique in wartime Japan' (16 September 1943) --
Excerpts from Prince Konoe's Peace memorandum (14 February 1945) --
Japanese atomic bomb protest (10 August 1945) --
BCOF non-fraternization order, 20 February 1946 --
Kure meeting of prospects for overseas trade, 1947 --
Why is patriotism wrong? 1947 --
W.G. Beasley: 'Personal reminiscences of the early months of the occupation: Yokosuka and Tokyo, September 1945-March 1946'.
Responsibility: Ian Nish.
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Writers of materials included are generally from the lower rungs of society; they provide an insight into the attitudes of citizens who are often neglected in accounts of the Allied Occupation,  Read more...

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