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The Birth Of Japan's Postwar Constitution

1st Edition

By Koseki Shoichi, 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. The most complete English account of the origins of Japan's constitution, it analyzes the dramatic events of 1945?1946 that lead to the birth of Japan's new constitution. Koseki Shoichi c

Table of Contents

Introduction: Seeking a New Perspective -- The Probing Begins -- Restoration of the People's Rights Ideology -- Captive Legal Scholars: The Committee to Study 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 Shigeru's Counterattack -- The Forgotten Sequel

About the Authors

Koseki Shoichi is professor in the Faculty of Law at Dokkyo University and has authored several studies of early postwar Japan and Japanese-American relations. Ray A. Moore is professor of history and Asian studies at Amherst College and is coeditor of the forthcoming book, The Japanese Constitution: A Documentary History of Its Origins.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies