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Japan as the Occupier and the Occupied

  • Christine de Matos
  • Mark E. Caprio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Before and after Defeat: Crossing the Great 1945 Divide

    1. Mark E. Caprio, Christine de Matos
      Pages 1-20
  3. The Physical Dimension: Corporeal Occupation

  4. The Cognitive Dimension: Psychological Occupation

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 268-292

About this book


Japan as the Occupier and the Occupied examines transwar political, military and social transitions in Japan and various territories that it controlled, including Korea, Borneo, Singapore, Manchuria and China, before and after August 1945. This approach allows a more nuanced understanding of Japan's role as occupier and occupied to emerge.


Japan Manchuria Manchukuo/Manzhuguo Korea China Okinawa repatriation Asia-Pacific War World War II Singapore Borneo POWs Allied Occupation of Japan colonization Ry?ky? Islands Sakhalin Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) military occupation commemoration collaboration Ryukyu Islands

Editors and affiliations

  • Christine de Matos
    • 1
  • Mark E. Caprio
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Notre Dame AustraliaAustralia
  2. 2.Rikkyō UniversityJapan

About the editors

Christine de Matos is Lecturer in History at the University of Notre Dame, Australia. She is the author of Imposing Peace and Prosperity: Australia, social justice and labour reform in occupied Japan (2008) and has co-edited, with Robin Gerster, Occupying the 'Other' (2009) and, with Rowena Ward, Gender, Power, and Military Occupations (2012).

Mark E. Caprio is Professor of Korean History in the College of Intercultural Communication at Rikky? University, Japan. He is the author of Japanese Assimilation Policies in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945 (2009). He is currently working on a manuscript tentatively titled 'The Dregs of Colonial Japan in Liberated Southern Korea, 1942-1948'.

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