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Okinawa in Postwar U.S.-Japan Relations, 1952-1972: The Road to Reversion
Eldridge, Robert D.
ISBN 13: 
9781138221819
ISBN 10: 
1138221813
Category: 
Sociology: Ethnic Studies
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Publication Date: 
01/2022
Format: 
Cloth
Status: 
Not Yet Published
Imprint: 
Routledge
Affiliation: 
Southern Connecticut State University, USA
Audience: 
College/higher education
Pages: 
192
Weight: 
2
Retail Price: 
160.00 (Tentative Price May Change)
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Synopsis:

Okinawa, the largest of Ryukyu Islands, was occupied by the United States following a bitterly fought battle in the early months of 1945, and remained under US administration for 27 years, reverting to Japan in 1972, 20 years after the US Occupation ended elsewhere in Japan. Large US bases continue on the island to this day and are the cause of much controversy. This book examines the impact of the US occupation of Okinawa from the end of the US Occupation of the rest of Japan up to the reversion of Okinawa to Japan in 1972. It shows how Okinawans opposed the US presence, and how the continuing US occupation of Okinawa was a major factor in US-Japan relations in the period, with the Japanese government agreeing to the US occupation of Okinawa and to US military bases there as a key part of the US-Japanese alliance. It examines Okinawan protests, charts US-Japanese diplomacy over the period showing how key Okinawa was in bilateral relations, and recounts how the reversion of Okinawa to Japan was eventually agreed.


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