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Secret talks between Tokyo and Washington : the memoirs of Miyazawa Kiichi, 1949-1954 / translated and annotated by Robert D. Eldridge
Bib ID 3920084
Format BookBook
Author
Miyazawa, Kiichi, 1919-
 
Uniform Title Tōkyō-Washinton no mitsudan. English
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Description Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2007 
xviii, 165 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780739120132
0739120131
9780739120149
073912014X
Summary

"Secret Talks between Tokyo and Washington offers an insider's perspective on the political and economic negotiations between Japan and the United States from 1949 to 1954. Translated by Robert D. Eldridge, for the first time the memoirs of Miyazawa Kiichi will reach a global audience. This book is a critical link to understanding the views and reactions of the Japanese government to globalization after World War II, both under occupation and later as an independent nation, during which time the young, talented, and international-minded Miyazawa played a central role. A firm believer in the "Yoshida Doctrine," Miyazawa argued that Japan should play a civilian economic role instead of becoming a military power in order to satisfy its ego, a position that set him apart from his contemporaries.

In this book Miyazawa offers valuable insight into the bilateral relationship that has evolved between Japan and the United States as he describes in detail the many events, personalities, and ideas he came across during his years serving as then-Finance Minister Ikeda Hayato's secretary and in his own work in the Upper House. Secret Talks between Tokyo and Washington is an enlightening text that will appeal to those interested in Asian studies and international relations."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Joseph Dodge and MacArthur's headquarters, 1949
  • Secret emissary to Washington, 1950
  • Destiny's peace conference, 1951
  • The Japan-U.S. talks in Mexico, 1952
  • The Ikeda-Robertson talks in Washington, 1953
  • Yoshida's last trip to the United States as Prime Minister, 1954.
 
Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Japan -- Foreign relations -- United States.  |  United States -- Foreign relations -- Japan.  |  Japan -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.  |  Japan -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1952.
Other authors/contributors Eldridge, Robert D

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