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Explain the role of the United States in the rebuilding of Japan after WWII. Concepts: Analyze continuity and change in Southern and Eastern Asia. Reasons for US Rebuilding Japan.

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Explain the role of the United States in the rebuilding of Japan after WWII.

Concepts:

Analyze continuity and change in Southern and Eastern Asia


Reasons for US Rebuilding Japan

  • Stop the spread of communism throughout Asia and promote democracy in the region by reforming Japan’s monarchy into a constitutional monarchy (democracy with an emperor with limited power).

  • Improve Japan’s economy in order to trade with Japan and sell US products to Japan’s market.


JAPAN ATTACKS THE U.S.1941

Japan declares war on the U.S. by bombing the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. America then declares war on Japan and enters WWII.


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U.S. ENDS WORLD WAR II1945

The U.S. drops atomic bombs on Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ending WWII.


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U.S. OCCUPATION OF JAPAN1945

After WWII, Japan was placed under international control of the Allies through the Supreme Commander, General Douglas MacArthur.

Gen. Douglas MacArthur accepts the Unconditional Surrender from the Empire of Japan


US Occupies Japan

“Japanese soldier guarding road to Yokohama standing at attention with his back to a conquering American soldier who is driving by in a jeep as he displays an attitude of great respect according to Japanese culture.” Life Magazine


NAVY TROOPS STATIONED IN JAPAN


JAPANESE REFORMS (Changes)1947

Political, economic, and social reforms were introduced, such as a freely elected Japanese Diet (legislature) and universal adult suffrage (voting rights). Japan establishes a constitutional monarchy.

Douglas MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito.

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JAPANESE CONSTITUTION

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Transforming Japan into a Democracy

http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/shiryo/05/142/142_001l.html


JAPANESE LEGISLATUREDIET

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US ENDS OCCUPATION OF JAPAN1952

US ends their occupation of Japan in 1952. Japan is granted membership into the United Nations in 1957.


U.N. HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK

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US REBUILDS JAPAN’S ECONOMY1955

U. S. financial support, along with the Japanese values of hard work lead to a period of great economic growth for Japan.


The Tokyo Labor College was one of the many institutions created after the war in order to promote more equitable economic development than had existed beforewww.japanfocus.org


THE COMPACT CAR

JAPANESE IMPORTS TO THE U.S. IN THE 1970s


JAPAN REPRESENTED A NEW MARKET FOR AMERICAN GOODS AND SERVICES

THIS HELPED IMPROVE BOTH COUNTRY’S ECONOMIES


JAPAN IS A MODEL NATION2009

Today, Japan has one of the most powerful industrialized economies in the world. Like the U.S., Japan encourages a market economy which motivates people to develop new ideas and expand businesses.


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JAPANESE CHANGES


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