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Commemorative Events for the Twentieth Anniversary of the Reversion of Okinawa
Akio Watanabe, et al; foreword by Akio Watanabe

The military Battle of Okinawa, an 80-day maelstrom in April-June 1945, became a political battle lasting through the San Franciso Peace Treaty formally implemented on April 28, 1952, until May 15, 1972, when the United States "returned" Okinawa to Japan.

Okinawa's reversion, the prelude to the reversion—the cold wars (China-Soviet, Soviet-U.S., and U.S.-China) and the hot wars (Korea and Vietnam)—the decision-making processes in the American and Japanese governments, and the postlude to the reversion (reversion as a turning point in U.S.-Japan relations) are the topics of papers presented at a two-day seminar, "Okinawa Reversion: Its Long-Term Significance in U.S.-Japan Relations—Past and Future," held in Tokyo in 1992. The papers are compiled, in order of presentation, into this book. The seminar's four sessions are summarized in the final chapter.


Foreword

Papers

  1. The Cold War in Asia
    Tadashi Aruga, Professor, Hitotsubashi University

  2. Vietnam: Reflections and Lessons
    Thomas Schelling, Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, University of Maryland

  3. Okinawa Reversion as a Turning Point in Postwar U.S.-Japan Relations
    I. M. Destler, Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland

  4. USCAR Policies 1964-1972
    Seigen Miyasato, Professor and Director of the Center for Japan-U.S. Relations, International University of Japan

  5. The Okinawa Reversion and After: An Assessment of the Record During the Past Two Decades
    Akio Watanabe, Professor of International Relations, University of Tokyo

  6. Japan's Decision-Making Process
    Haruhiro Fukui, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

  7. American Decision Making on Reversion of Okinawa: A Memoir
    Morton Halperin, Director, Center for National Security Studies

  8. The Road to the Reversion of Okinawa Comparing Decision-Making Processes: Japan and the U.S
    Makoto Iokibe, Professor, Kobe University

  9. The United States and Japan—The Past and Future
    Robert A. Scalapino, Robson Professor of Government Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

  10. Asia and U.S.-Japan Relations Since the Reversion of Okinawa
    Masataka Kosaka, Professor, Kyoto University

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Tokyo, Japan; The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, 1994

102 pages; paper

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