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Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson


This book demonstrates that Japan's postwar Constitution has provided a solid foundation for democracy because, contrary to the conventional view that the American Occupation simply “imposed” it, there was considerable Japanese input in its making.

Keywords: cabinet commissions, constitutional revision, Diet debates, Emperor Hirohito, House of Representatives, Douglas MacArthur, Moscow Agreement, Potsdam Declaration, SCAP draft, Yoshida Shigeru

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195151169
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019515116X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ray A. Moore, author
Amherst College

Donald L. Robinson, author
Smith College
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Fall 1945

Imposing the American Model


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