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Japan's American Interlude (Midway Reprint) New edition Edition
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This book is made relevant for today's scholar by comparing the events of America's attempts at "nation-building" in 1945 Japan to America's "nation-building" of Iraq in 2005. We had finished the fighting in Japan, but have not yet done so in Iraq. The United States was woefully ignorant to the nutrition necessities of Japan, but knew exactly what to do in Iraq. In both places the American overseers were exceedingly careful about who would govern the country. Perhaps most importantly, we can learn from Kawai's slight pessimism on 1960 Japan, and what it is like today, and remember it as an object lesson whenever one feels pessimistic on what is currently happening in Iraq, or even Afghanistan.
In conclusion, Japan's American Interlude proved to be a very informative and valuable book for learning more about Japanese culture and the immediate aftermath of World War II.Read more ›