chapter  1
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Occupation: the American Way of Life as an Imposed Model

On 30 August 1945, the Commander-in-Chief of the Alled Military Forces, General MacArthur, arrived in Japan full of the confidence which characterized his whole life. From air photos taken in the last phase of the war, he was assured that there was little possibility of meeting significant resistance from the Japan­ ese. This made him magnanimous.