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March 28, 2011

Japan, The Emperor and The Army

Based on rare archives and previously unreleased interviews, this documentary traces the secret history of post-war Japan. It reveals the contradictions of a people still confronted with memories of the war and militarism, and the threats to the values of peace which are at the heart of its modern identity.

Communication between Emperor Hirohito and General MacArthur probably saved Japan from experiencing a complete rebellion and national instability. MacArthur had set the stage for competent regime change. Unfortunately this lesson has been lost to America. ~Mike

Released in 2009

Askwith Media Library 54426-D 90 minutes

Posted by mcmike at March 28, 2011 09:39 AM

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