Given the bitter fighting that took place in the Pacific during World War II, the occupation of Japan was a daunting prospect. As a student of history and a veteran of the post-WWI occupation of Germany, General Douglas MacArthur understood that great military victories frequently unraveled during occupations. Determined to win the post-war battle for peace, he approached the occupation with a unique blend of statesmanship, pragmatism, theatre, and a belief in the fundamental dignity and potential of the Japanese people.
By Amanda Williams, Education Manager, MacArthur Memorial
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. (CT)