“The war profoundly affected both Japanese politics and foreign policy,” Dartmouth’s Jennifer Lind tells USA Today in a story about the upcoming 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Lind, an associate professor of government, tells the newspaper that after the war, “Authoritarian Japan became one of the world’s freest societies. Japan rejected empire. It created security through an alliance and created prosperity through trade. When they remember the war, the Japanese thus remember not only terrible destruction, but also re-creation.”
Read the full story, published 7/21/15 by USA Today.