Pitfall or Panacea: The Irony of U.S. Power in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952 (Paperback) book cover

Pitfall or Panacea

The Irony of U.S. Power in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

By Yoneyuki Sugita

© 2004 – Routledge

244 pages

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The main purpose of this book is to shed light on the limitations of the American hegemony in occupied Japan. Previous studies share the assumption that the United States was in a near-monopoly position to shape the postwar development in Japan as well as in the Asia-Pacific region. The book goes on to modify the prevailing view that American hegemony not only eroded under its own weight, but was never absolute in any case. Japan, a former enemy, eventually became America's main regional ally in the Asia-Pacific region.

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East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Asia / Japan
HISTORY / United States / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General