Recovery Period (Reforms, Social and Political Changes, and Economic Policy)

  • Mitsuhiko Iyoda


After World War II, the Allied Occupation Force headed by General Douglas MacArthur governed Japan. The General Head Quarter (GHQ) imposed three major economic reforms aimed at democratizing Japan politically and economically. The occupation policy at first was extremely severe; however, the world political situation was greatly changing as a result of the Cold War. Reflecting these situations, this policy was gradually relaxed. However, economic reforms and social and political changes under the occupation made a great contribution in a broad sense for the rapid economic growth thereafter.


Land Reform Japanese Economy Tenant Farmer Labor Reform International Labor Organization Convention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Andrew’s University (Momoyama Gakuin University)OsakaJapan

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