Invasion/Occupation of Japan 1945-1946

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Invasion/Occupation of Japan 1945-1946

Postby Puska 35.M » 05 Feb 2017 23:39

I'm wondering if you all have recommendations for books/reading about the early stages of the Allied occupation of Japan.

I'm interested especially about the initial landings, interactions/planning among Japanese and Allied officers and leadership, civilian reaction/interaction, armed incidents. What were the difficulties of language, resistant elements of the Japanese population or armed forces, Allied ground troop perception of the Home Islands, logistical accommodations.

Are there any recommended books on this subject?

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Re: Invasion/Occupation of Japan 1945-1946

Postby steverodgers801 » 08 Feb 2017 00:32

fleet at flood tide discusses a little bit of it, at the end

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Re: Invasion/Occupation of Japan 1945-1946

Postby OpanaPointer » 08 Feb 2017 01:59

Asahi Shimbun Staff, The Pacific rivals; a Japanese view of Japanese-American relations, New York: Weatherhill, 1972. ISBN 978-0-8348-0070-0
Bix, Herbert. Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan. New York: Harper Perennial, 2001. ISBN 0-06-093130-2
Cripps, D. "Flags and Fanfares: The Hinomaru Flag and the Kimigayo Anthem". In Goodman, Roger & Ian Neary, Case Studies on Human Rights in Japan. London: Routledge, 1996. Pages 76–108. ISBN 1-873410-35-2.
Dower, John W. (1993), Japan in War and Peace, New York: The New Press, ISBN 1-56584-067-4 or ISBN 1-56584-279-0
Dower, John W. (1999), Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, Norton, ISBN 0-393-04686-9
Feifer, George (2001). The Battle of Okinawa : the blood and the bomb. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press. ISBN 9781585742158.
Flores, Edmundo. Issues of Land Reform. The Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 78, No. 4, Part 2: Key Problems of Economic Policy in Latin America. (Jul – Aug., 1970), pp. 890–905.
Goodman, Roger & Kirsten Refsing. Ideology and Practice in Modern Japan London:Routledge, 1992. ISBN 0-415-06102-4
Gordon, Andrew (2003). A Modern History of Japan. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-511060-9.
Guillain, Robert. I Saw Tokyo burning: An Eyewitness Narrative from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima (J. Murray, 1981). ISBN 0-385-15701-0
Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi. Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-674-01693-9
Hood, Christopher Philip (2001). Japanese Education Reform: Nakasone's Legacy. New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. ISBN 041523283X OCLC 44885267
Kawai, Kazuo. "American influence on Japanese thinking" Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Vol. 278, 1951: pg. 23-3.
Ness, Gayl D. Review of the book Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World. American Sociological Review (1967), Volume 32, Number 5, pages 818–820.
Schaller, Michael. The American Occupation of Japan: the Origins of the Cold War in Asia. New York, Oxford University Press, 1985. ISBN 0195036263 OCLC 11971554
Schrijvers, Peter (2002). The GI war against Japan : American soldiers in Asia and the Pacific during World War II. New York: New York University Press. ISBN 9780814798164.
Sugita, Yoneyuki. Pitfall or Panacea: The Irony of US Power in Occupied Japan, 1945–1952 (Rutledge, 2003). ISBN 0-415-94752-9
Takemae, Eiji trans. and adpt. by Robert Ricketts and Sebastian Swann. Inside GHQ: The Allied Occupation of Japan and its Legacy. New York, Continuum, 2002. ISBN 0826462472 OCLC 45583413
Weisman, Steven R. (1990, April 29). "For Japanese, Flag and Anthem Sometimes Divide". The New York Times.
Further reading[edit]
Aldous, Christopher, and Akihito Suzuki. Reforming Public Health in Occupied Japan, 1945–52: Alien Prescriptions? (Routledge, 2012) ISBN 978-0-203-14282-0
Caprio, Mark E. & Yoneyuki Sugita (2007). Democracy in Occupied Japan: The U.S. Occupation and Japanese Politics and Society. Routledge.
Hirano, Kyōko (1992). Mr. Smith Goes to Tokyo: The Japanese Cinema Under the American Occupation, 1945–1952. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. OCLC 25367560. ISBN 1-56098-157-1, ISBN 1-56098-402-3.
La Cerda, John. The Conqueror Comes to Tea: Japan under MacArthur. Rutgers University, 1946.
Mark Gayn (Dec 15, 1989). Japan Diary. Tuttle Publishing.
Richard B. Finn (1992). Winners in Peace: MacArthur, Yoshida, and Postwar Japan. University of California Press. pp. 112–114.
Rinjirō Sodei; John Junkerman; Shizue Matsuda (Jan 1, 2006). Dear General MacArthur: Letters from the Japanese During the American Occupation. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 31–42.
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Re: Invasion/Occupation of Japan 1945-1946

Postby Puska 35.M » 18 May 2017 16:50

Thank you! I really appreciate it.

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