The Gift of the Gods: The Impact of the Korean War on Japan
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Political Science & Geography
Graduate Program in International studies
Thomas W. Burkman
Willard C. Frank
Philip S. Gillette
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.I45B68
The Korean War was a benchmark in the modern history of Japan. It became a catalyst for political action, and the fountainhead of the "economic miracle" that raised Japan once again to a prominent position among nations. The Korean War helped solve many political problems, including the tricky question of a peace treaty. It confirmed Japan's commitment to a no-war constitution. It also permitted the Japanese government to relax the restrictions imposed by occupation authorities. The war created a fortuitous economic stimulus that permitted Japan to emerge from the recessionary period that followed World War II and to establish the pattern that created the "economic miracle" of the subsequent years. Japan began to rearm but did so in a slow, calculated way. The pattern of relations with other nations established in that period has continued to the present.
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Bowen, John P..
"The Gift of the Gods: The Impact of the Korean War on Japan"
(1984). Master of Arts (MA), Thesis, Political Science & Geography, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/cq52-g591