Date of Degree
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Stephen G. Vlastos
This dissertation examines the lives of Japanese disabled war veterans and the activism of the Japanese Disabled Veterans Association (JDVA: Nippon Shôigunjin kai) in the early postwar period, beginning immediately following the Allied Occupation in the summer of 1945 and ending in 1963, when the National Diet passed the "Act on Special Aid to the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers" (Senshôbyôsha Tokubetsu Engo-hô). Established in 1952, the JDVA would play a leading role in securing welfare for Japanese disabled war veterans.
Allied Occupation, disability, Japan, veteran, war
vii, 198 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-198).
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