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Japan's American Interlude

Japan's American Interlude

By Kazuo Kawai

University of Chicago Press, 1960, 257 pp.

A Japanese scholar, with many years' residence in the United States, analyzes the years of American occupation from 1945 to 1952 and the viability of the various changes and reforms introduced in those years. On the whole Mr. Kawai judges the Occupation, for all its shortcomings, "a magnificent success" in setting Japan on a healthy direction for its own later development.