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U.S. Occupation of Okinawa
U.S. Occupation of Okinawa

U.S. Occupation of Okinawa

A Soft Power Theory Approach

Japanese Society Series

POLITICAL SCIENCE

212 Pages, 6 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $84.95 (US $84.95) (CA $114.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781925608885

Rights: US & CA

Trans Pacific Press (Jun 2019)

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Overview

Throughout twenty-seven years of military occupation, US public affairs activities aimed to persuade the local Okinawan public that the US administration of Okinawa should be maintained. The US maintains military bases around the globe while advocating democratic ideals, including freedom of the press. Yet, while declaring the occupation of Okinawa necessary for the defence of democracy, the US military administration vigorously repressed freedoms of speech, assembly, the media, and self-determination. This landmark study explores and uncovers the labyrinthine manipulations and mechanisms established to continue to defend the hard deployment of military forces through the soft power techniques of public relations.

Author Biography

Hideko Yoshimoto is a Professor in the Faculty of International Studies at Yamaguchi Prefectural University. She has a Ph.D. in political science from Waseda University and M.S. in mass communications from San Jose State University.