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The Resource Japan at the crossroads : conflict and compromise after Anpo, Nick Kapur

Japan at the crossroads : conflict and compromise after Anpo, Nick Kapur

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Japan at the crossroads : conflict and compromise after Anpo
Title
Japan at the crossroads
Title remainder
conflict and compromise after Anpo
Statement of responsibility
Nick Kapur
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In spring of 1960, Japan's government passed Anpo, a revision of the postwar treaty that allows the United States to maintain a military presence in Japan. This move triggered the largest popular backlash in the nation's modern history. These protests, Nick Kapur argues in Japan at the Crossroads, changed the evolution of Japan's politics and culture, along with its global role. The yearlong protests of 1960 reached a climax in June, when thousands of activists stormed Japan's National Legislature, precipitating a battle with police and yakuza thugs. Hundreds were injured and a young woman was killed. With the nation's cohesion at stake, the Japanese government acted quickly to quell tensions and limit the recurrence of violent demonstrations. A visit by President Eisenhower was canceled and the Japanese prime minister resigned. But the rupture had long-lasting consequences that went far beyond politics and diplomacy. Kapur traces the currents of reaction and revolution that propelled Japanese democracy, labor relations, social movements, the arts, and literature in complex, often contradictory directions. His analysis helps resolve Japan's essential paradox as a nation that is both innovative and regressive, flexible and resistant, wildly imaginative yet simultaneously wedded to tradition. As Kapur makes clear, the rest of the world cannot understand contemporary Japan and the distinct impression it has made on global politics, economics, and culture without appreciating the critical role of the "revolutionless" revolution of 1960--turbulent events that released long-buried liberal tensions while bolstering Japan's conservative status quo." -- Publisher's description
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MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kapur, Nick
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN723.5
LC item number
.K355 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kishi, Nobusuke
  • Kishi, Nobusuke
  • Protest movements
  • Japan
  • United States
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • United States
  • Civilization
  • Diplomatic relations
  • International relations
  • Protest movements
  • Japan
  • United States
  • Außenpolitik
  • Kulturwandel
  • Politischer Protest
  • Politischer Wandel
  • Protestbewegung
  • Sicherheitspolitik
  • Japan
  • USA
Label
Japan at the crossroads : conflict and compromise after Anpo, Nick Kapur
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reformulating the US-Japan alliance -- Stabilizing conservative rule -- The waning of the opposition parties -- The collapse of the 1960 coalition -- New directions in literature and the arts -- Reshaping the landscape of expression
Control code
1019837789
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780674984424
Lccn
2017058403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028370087
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019837789
Label
Japan at the crossroads : conflict and compromise after Anpo, Nick Kapur
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reformulating the US-Japan alliance -- Stabilizing conservative rule -- The waning of the opposition parties -- The collapse of the 1960 coalition -- New directions in literature and the arts -- Reshaping the landscape of expression
Control code
1019837789
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780674984424
Lccn
2017058403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028370087
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019837789

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