Japan between East and West

Japan between East and West

Japan between East and West

Japan between East and West

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The changing role of independent Japan in world affairs was the subject in 1956 of a study group of the Council on Foreign Relations, under the chairmanship of the Honorable Ernest A. Gross. The intensive discussions of the group were centered around six papers prepared by outstanding experts on different aspects of Japanese policy.

The study group included several persons with a special knowledge of the political, economic and cultural life of Japan; others with past or recent experience in dealing with Japanese problems; and still others representing the generalist's concern with broad issues of American foreign policy. In addition to the six authors and the chairman, the members of the group were: Tristan Beplat, Ardath Burks, John C. Campbell, Melvin Conant, F. Hilary Conroy, Eugene Dooman, Brooks Emeny, Frank B. Gibney, John N. Hazard, William L. Holland, Alpheus W. Jessup, Lt. Colonel A. A. Jordan, Jr., Marion J. Levy, Jr., K. C. Li, Donald H. McLean, Jr., August Maffry, Philip E. Mosely, Douglas W. Overton, John D. Rockefeller III, Lt. Colonel John D. Sitterson, Jr., George D. Stoddard, Harold Strauss.

While the discussions of the group brought to light a fairly wide consensus of views on the current situation and on Japan's increasingly important role in world affairs, it made no effort to formulate views or conclusions that would be subscribed to by all or most of its members. Each contribution to this volume is the work of an individual expert in the field and stands on its own merits. All the studies have been revised and brought up to date since the discussions of the group.

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