Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) Historical Monographs, 1945-1951

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Prepared in 1951 by the Civil Historical Section of General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP), this series of 55 monographs covers the nonmilitary activities of the U.S. occupation of Japan, from the end of the war in the Pacific to the signing of the Japanese peace treaty in September 1951. They present the official version of the social, political, and economic transformation of Japan following World War II.

These monographs discuss such topics as: trials of Class "B" and Class "C" war criminals; local government reform; purging of militaristic elements; constitutional revision; legal and judicial reform; freedom of the press; theater and motion pictures; treatment of foreign nationals; reparations; promotion of fair trade; religion national and local government finance; money and banking; and foreign trade.

The SCAP monographs offer the historian and exciting opportunity to investigate a unique -- and intense-- social experiment that continues to influence Japan’s affairs.

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