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Philanthropy and Reconciliation: Rebuilding Postwar U.S.-Japan Relations
Tadashi Yamamoto, Akira Iriye, Makoto Iokibe, editors

Philanthropy and ReconciliationThe U.S.-Japan relationship has undergone many changes since the end of World War II, but perhaps the most dramatic and least understood transition was the change in perceptions and values that allowed these two former enemie—countries which shared substantially fewer ties of kinship and culture than did the United States and Europe—to become the closest of allies in a remarkably short period of time. This study examines the critical role of civil society, and particularly of American and Japanese philanthropy, in rebuilding the U.S.-Japan relationship in the postwar period.

Foundations and individual philanthropists set out to promote democracy in Japan, reconstruct the foundations of mutual understanding between Japan and the United States, and encourage a continuing dialogue on the future of the relationship. To do this, they provided generous support for strategic institution building, the development of human resources through support for individual study and training, the promotion of American studies in Japan and Japanese studies in the United States, and a broad range of international exchanges and dialogues. This groundbreaking study analyzes the context and implications of this support, both for understanding the past and for improving the way in which we address post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation in the future.

Chapters

Nonstate Actors in Postwar U.S.-Japan Relations

The Role of Philanthropy in Postwar U.S.-Japan Relations, 1945–1975: An Overview PDF format [332 KB]
Tadashi Yamamoto

The Role of Philanthropy and Civil Society in U.S. Foreign Relations
Akira Iriye

U.S.-Japan Intellectual Exchange: The Relationship between Government and Private FoundationsPDF format [572 KB]
Makoto Iokibe

The Evolution of U.S. Foundation Involvement in Japan

The Evolving Role of American Foundations in Japan: An Institutional PerspectivePDF format [350 KB]
Kimberly Gould Ashizawa

American Philanthropy in Postwar Japan: An Analysis of Grants to Japanese Institutions and Individuals
Jun Wada

Case Studies of Philanthropic Support in Pivotal Fields

Promoting the Study of the United States in Japan PDF format [598 KB]
James Gannon

Understanding the "Other": Foundation Support for Japanese Studies in the United States
Kimberly Gould Ashizawa

The Development of Grassroots International Exchange in Japan and the Impact of American Philanthropy
Toshihiro Menju

The Role of Japanese Philanthropy

U.S-Japan Business Networks and Prewar Philanthropy: Implications for Postwar U.S.-Japan Relations
Masato Kimura

Japanese Philanthropy: Its Origins and Impact on U.S.-Japan Relations
Hideko Katsumata


Copyright © 2006 Japan Center for International Exchange

ISBN: ISBN 4-88907-076-1

406 pages; paper

Price: $28.00

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