1st Edition

The Origins of the Bilateral Okinawa Problem Okinawa in Postwar US-Japan Relations, 1945-1952

By Robert D. Eldridge Copyright 2001
    432 Pages 4 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    430 Pages 4 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Using a multi-national and multi-archival approach to this diplomatic history study, the author examines comprehensively and in great detail for the first time the origins of the so-called Okinawa Problem. Also inlcludes four maps.

    Abbreviations; List: Maps, Charts, and Figures; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction.Chapter 2: The Strategic Debate Over Okinawa, 1942-1946: National Security of International Cooperation? Chapter 3: The State Department and Post War Planning for Okinawa; 1942-1946: Realizing the Principle of No Territoral Aggrandizement. Chapter 4: The SWNCC Devate over Okinawa, 1946-1947: An Unresolved and Unresolvable Trusteeship Qusetion. Chapter 5: The Japanese Governments Planning for a Peace Treaty And its Views Regarding Okinawa's Territorial Status, 1945-1948. Chapter 6: Forging a Domestic Policy Consensus for Okinawa: The Formation of NSC 13, 1947-1949. Chapter 7: The Treaty of Peace with Japan and Article 3: U.S. Strategic Demands, Japanese Territoral Desires, and the Problem of International Recognition, 1949-1952. Conclusion: The Limits of Article 3: Ratification and the Elusive Search for Practicable Arrangement. Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index


    Robert D. Eldridge