ASSIGNMENT: Write a 350 – 500-word response to the following question: Who deserves the credit for the democratization of post-war Japan – SCAP or the Japanese government/people? Remember, when asked a question like this, you should consider both sides of

ASSIGNMENT: Write a 350 – 500-word response to the following question: Who deserves the credit for the democratization of post-war Japan – SCAP or the Japanese government/people? Remember, when asked a question like this, you should consider both sides of the argument, and mention the actions of both. Other Windows into the Period: Studio Ghibli fans may want to look at 2011’s Up from Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka Kara)based on the 1980 manga by Sayama Tetsurō, which, although set in 1963, looks back on the post-war years of recovery. reading: Japan: A Modern History, by James L. McClainISBN: 978-0393977202 pp. 523-561 Peasants, Rebels, Women and Outcastes: The Underside of Modern Japan, 2nd Edition, by Mikiso HaneISBN- 978-0742525252 pp. 151-159 Modern Japan: A History in Documents, 2nd Edition,edited by James L. Huffman ISBN: 978-019539253-1, pp. 295-320