WAR, SOLDIER AND NATION IN 1950s JAPAN

@article{Wilson2008WARSA,
  title={WAR, SOLDIER AND NATION IN 1950s JAPAN},
  author={Sandra Wilson},
  journal={International Journal of Asian Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={187 - 218}
}
  • Sandra Wilson
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Asian Studies
Abstract The 1950s in Japan are usually considered to be marked by pacifism or a “victim consciousness” related to World War II, together with a rejection of war and of the military. Yet attention to the popular press and other sources designed to reflect and appeal to a mass audience, rather than magazines carrying debates among intellectuals, shows that throughout the 1950s the recent war was a much more dynamic issue than typically has been recognized, and that former soldiers were far from… 
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