Michael Schaller supplies the historical background to show how the US transformed Japan from enemy to ally, covering the crucial years from 1945 to 1973 in which Japan emerged as a regional and global economic power. Schaller focuses on political, strategic, and economic relations, illuminating the connections between America's early trade policies toward Japan and the desire to secure the country as a bulwark against Communism in Asia.
Readership: Scholars and students of American international relations.
Michael Schaller, Professor of History, University of Arizona
"attention to detail, and a narrative whose control is admirable given the easily contestable and often inflammatory nature of its objects" - Peter Rawlings, American Studies, Vol. 34/3 2000
"A scholar's worldly-wise appraisal of the mutually expendient ties that have bound the US and Japan since the end of WWII. An informative briefing on a decidedly odd geopolitical couple's increasingly ambivalent alliance." - Kirkus Reviews, July 1997
"A scholar's wordly-wise appraisal of the mutually expedient ties that have bound the US and Japan since the end of WWII. ... An informative briefing on a decidedly odd geopolitical couple's increasingly ambivalent alliance." - Kirkus Reviews, 1 July 1997