Most of my books don't go up to 1970 but I found the following books on that period especially useful;I'm looking for a book that covers Japans recovery for the period from about 1945-1970ish. I tried a book on MacArthur but gave up as it was a terrible read.(cant remember its full title)
I second that; It's a free ebook;I can highly recommend "The Time of Fallen Blossoms" by the Australian soldier and author Allan Clifton about his experience experiences in immediate post war Japan as part of the occupation Forces.
A very personal account, a quick read, controversial in some of what he describes but has the whiff of truth about it.
Time of Fallen Blossoms
It's an interesting period to study; actually delving into the history of Japan at that time dispels many commonly held beliefs. Also, I think it's fair to say that Japan's post-war progression is both because of,Thanks All,
I'll have a look at those suggestions. the rebirth of japan post ww2 has long been a gap in my 20th centruy history I now have to scratch..