Jacar Internet Exhibition on Japan's Wartime and Postwar Periods Recorded : Transformation of Japan's Governance Structure
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Japan's Wartime and Postwar Periods Recorded : Transformation of Japan's Governance Structure

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You can search related documents by thematic essays about people's lives during and after the war.

Search by Chronological Table

You can search for files from chronological tables that offer information on administration during Japan's wartime and postwar periods as well as information on institutions.

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You can browse references used in this exhibition, which include documents in the JACAR database touching on transformation of Japan's Governance Structure.


You can see information on the institution and the background of Japan's wartime and postwar periods.

How has Japanese culture today continued to be shaped by the Second World War?

In what ways have Japanese stayed rooted in a prewar social structure while absorbing policies of the Allied Occupation?

This web exhibition uses public records to explore how, in the pre- and postwar periods, Japan was politically transformed in areas of economics, society and culture.

From a comparative perspective, this exhibit focuses on changes within and between high-level state organizations as well as matters including laws, cabinet orders, and items of daily life.

This exhibition uses digitized documents covering the wartime regime of the 1930s and 1940s and also the subsequent Allied Occupation that lasted until the early 1950s.

To access materials after that period, please refer to the National Archives of Japan, the Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or the National Institute for Defense Studies of the Ministry of Defense.

Nevertheless, JACAR will continue to add materials of the postwar era as they are digitized.

In any case, if you are unsure of where to start in this exhibit, try the Q&A section, which will help you to easily find archival materials released by JACAR.

Moreover, there are terms given in the exhibition and lists, historical organization charts, and timelines.