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The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995$
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Chushichi Tsuzuki

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205890

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.001.0001

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‘Japan Incorporated’ and Radical Challenges, 1965–1973

‘Japan Incorporated’ and Radical Challenges, 1965–1973

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(p.401) 19 ‘Japan Incorporated’ and Radical Challenges, 1965–1973
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The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995
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CHUSHICHI TSUZUKI

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.003.0020

This chapter addresses the stability of the Sato Eisaku government that depended largely on continuing high economic growth. It starts by discussing rapid economic growth and its problems. A description on the government of Sato Eisaku is given. Sato managed to secure an automatic extension of the Japan-US Security Treaty in June 1970. The Vietnam War and Japan and the reversion of Okinawa are highlighted. ‘Student Power’, which formed one feature of the Sato era, was only part of the radicalization of society. The citizens' movement can be traced to the Anpo struggle of 1960, when a group called the Voice of the Voiceless People's Association put in its appearance to support the rioting students. This was a spontaneous act on the part of unorganized citizens to show their sympathy with the students' protest.

Keywords:   Sato Eisaku, government, economic growth, Japan-US Security Treaty, Student Power, Vietnam War, Okinawa, citizens' movement

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