JAPAN IN THE AMERICAN CENTURY

JAPAN IN THE AMERICAN CENTURY

By: Pyle, Kenneth B.

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No nation was more deeply affected by America's rise to world power than Ja pan. President Franklin Roosevelt's uncompromising policy of unconditional surrender led to the catastrophic finale of the Asia-Pacific War and the mo st intrusive international reconstruction of another nation in modern histo ry. Japan in the American Century examines how Japan, with its deeply conse rvative heritage, responded to the imposition of a new liberal order. The price Japan paid to end the occupation was a cold war alliance with the United States that ensured America's dominance in the region. Still trauma tized by its wartime experience, Japan developed a grand strategy of depend ence on U.S. security guarantees so that the nation could concentrate on ec onomic growth. Yet from the start, despite American expectations, Japan rew orked the American reforms to fit its own circumstances and cultural prefer ences, fashioning distinctively Japanese variations on capitalism, democrac y, and social institutions. Today, with the postwar world order in retreat, Japan is undergoing a sea change in its foreign policy, returning to an activist, independent role in global politics not seen since 1945. Distilling a lifetime of work on Japan and the United States, Kenneth Pyle offers a thoughtful history of the two nations' relationship at a time when the character of that alliance is changing. Japan has begun to pull free from the constraints established after World War II, with repercussions for its relations with the United States and its role in Asian geopolitics.

Title: JAPAN IN THE AMERICAN CENTURY

Author Name: Pyle, Kenneth B.

Categories: History,

Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of: 2018

ISBN Number: 0674983645

ISBN Number 13: 9780674983649

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000047507