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.
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