In This Review
The United States and Japan

The United States and Japan

By William Watts

Ballinger (for Potomac Associates), 1984, 118 pp.

Mr. Reischauer's contribution to the American Foreign Policy Library is a superior piece of scholarship, interpretation and condensation. Viewing Japan as primarily an American problem, he examines the prospects, so vital to our entire Asiatic position, of creating a viable Japanese democracy. After presenting the difficulties inherent in the Japanese economy and society he surveys American occupation policy, which he finds open to criticism on a number of points though he considers it by no means as inadequate as many observers have claimed it to be.