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The Allied Occupation and Japan's Economic Miracle : Building the Foundations of Japanese Science and Technology 1945-52 - Bowen C. Dees

The Allied Occupation and Japan's Economic Miracle

Building the Foundations of Japanese Science and Technology 1945-52

Hardcover Published: 19th August 1997
ISBN: 9781873410677
Number Of Pages: 410

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There is a substantial body of literature dealing with the Occupation of Japan; yet hardly any of it has addressed the significance of the enormous contributions in science and technology towards the realization of Japan's 'Economic Miracle' during this period; in particular, there has been nothing published to date dealing with the work of Scientific and Technical Division of McArthur's GHQ. The Scientific and Technical Division encouraged the creation of new national bodies concerned with Science and Technology; it persuaded the Japanese Government to create new and more efficient means of dealing with technological matters (including industrial standards, quality control, patents, and other intellectual property); it managed the sending abroad of scientists and engineers, government officials and industrialists to observe up-to-date practices in other countries. Those wishing to fully understand the processes by which Japan has developed it current industrial strength with such unprecedented speed will find here much that is new and significant.

Japanese Science and Technology Before 1945p. 1
Scientific Investigations and Initial Controlsp. 12
First Stepsp. 42
Settling Down to Workp. 62
Atomic Energy Controlsp. 91
First Full Year of the Occupationp. 104
Dual Democracies at Work: The Riken Storyp. 119
Striving for Democracy in Sciencep. 137
The Two National Academy Missionsp. 173
Controls versus Assistancep. 194
Standards and Quality Controlp. 224
Technology and the Economyp. 248
The End of the Storyp. 284
Five Decades Laterp. 305
Notesp. 343
Appendix A: Microfiche Usedp. 375
Bibliographyp. 378
Indexp. 384
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ISBN: 9781873410677
ISBN-10: 1873410670
Series: Japan Library
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 19th August 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 15.14  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1