Politics and Culture in Wartime Japan
by Ben-Ami Shillony (9780198202608)

Politics and Culture in Wartime Japan
 
Ben-Ami Shillony
Release Date: 01 January 0001
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 256
Category: Political Science
ISBN: 9780198202608
ISBN-10: 0198202601



The Pacific War was the most traumatic experience for Japan in modern times. This book examines the politics and culture of Japan during this period: the establishment of the wartime regime--its character and limitations; the actions and reactions of the emperor, the bureaucrats, and the politicians; the deposing of the Prime Minister in the middle of the war; political developments under his successors; the role of the press; the behavior of the intellectuals; and prevailing attitudes towards the West. Shillony argues that the wartime regime of Japan was very different from contemporary totalitarian states. The political values of the Japanese were part of a wider cultural milieu, in which traditional concepts had already been affected by contact with Western civilivzation.

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