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A major phenomenon in the post-World War II world is the rise of Japan as a leading international economic and industrial power. This advance began with American aid in rebuilding the nation after the war, but it has now seen Japan rival and even outstrip the United States on several fronts. The relations between the two powers and the impact that they have on economic and political factors during the postwar years are the focus of this important book. The editors, Akira Iriye and Warren I. Cohen, themselves noted authorities on Asian affairs, have gathered here contributions from a distinguished group of American and Japanese scholars. The resulting collection represents a unique blend of viewpoints from each side of the American-Japanese relationship.

Akira Iriye is Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University.

Warren I. Cohen is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

"A rich volume that will be of interest not only to specialists, but also especially to government officials and the business and financial community."—History

"A useful guide to an understanding of the strains and stresses between the United States and Japan as the two countries move toward the end of the twentieth century."—Journal of American History

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The University Press of Kentucky

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Lexington, KY






United States, Japan, Foreign relations, Economic relations


International Relations

The United States and Japan in the Postwar World
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