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The Occupation-Era Correspondence of Kichisaburo Nomura Peter Mauch

The Occupation-Era Correspondence of Kichisaburo Nomura

Peter Mauch

Published January 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781906876159
Hardcover
243 pages
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 About the Book 

This book is based on the recent discovery of the personal papers of Kichisaburo Nomura - Japanese admiral, one-time foreign minister, pre-Pearl Harbor ambassador to the United States, and spiritual godfather of postwar Japans MaritimeMoreThis book is based on the recent discovery of the personal papers of Kichisaburo Nomura - Japanese admiral, one-time foreign minister, pre-Pearl Harbor ambassador to the United States, and spiritual godfather of postwar Japans Maritime Self-Defense Force. The volume reproduces Nomuras occupation-era correspondence with his American friends and associates, including Navy Secretary Daniel Kimball, SCAP Political Advisor William Sebald, former ambassadors William Castle and Joseph Grew, Army and Navy Journal owner John Callan OLaughlin, as well as Admirals William Pratt, Arleigh Burke, Charles Turner Joy, Ralph Oftsie, and Harold Martin. The correspondence is extraordinarily revealing, and provides rich insights into domestic conditions in occupied Japan, U.S. policies toward occupied Japan, the Cold War in Asia, and Japans eventual rearmament. In this way, the book enables readers to confront for themselves a hitherto largely neglected attempt at defining and cementing the post-WWII Japanese-U.S. partnership.