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Essay on ozu - Analysis of A Who's who of the Tenement Fowler's analysis of Ozu's film is most compatible with Beasley's analysis of post war Japan

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Analysis of A Who’s who of the Tenement Fowler’s analysis of Ozu’s film is most compatible with Beasley’s analysis of post war Japan. The historians Hall and Pyle give an American perspective on post war Japan; opposed, to Beasley’s perspective which is closer to the Japanese view on post war Japan. Beasley is able to take an unbiased look at post war Japan; since, he is British. By being British Beasley did not experience Pearl Harbor in the same way as the Americans did lessening his feelings of resentment towards Japan. This allows Beasley to take an objective look at post war Japan allowing him to expose what it was like for the average Japanese citizen. The sentiment of the Japanese people was Japan was better off before the occupation. Hard times came for the Japanese public through the actions taken by the Americans in order to steer Japan in a more favorable direction for the United States and its Allies. Beasley mentions the effects of the US occupation on Japan in, The Rise of Modern Japan . The noted effects are a decrease in quality of goods, scarcity of food, price control, and lower wages. The leaders of Japan simply wanted to go back to the old ways, which brought prosperity to Japan, before the initiation of the war; however, the American GHQ wanted to remodel Japan based on American standards. The reconstruction of Japan would bring more hardship than simply going back to the old
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2008 for the course HIST 2820 taught by Professor Gibbs during the Spring '08 term at Denver.

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Essay on ozu - Analysis of A Who's who of the Tenement Fowler's analysis of Ozu's film is most compatible with Beasley's analysis of post war Japan

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