Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

2011

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

History

First Advisor

Stephen G. Vlastos

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Allied Occupation, disability, Japan, veteran, war

Pages

vii, 198 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-198).

Copyright

Copyright 2011 Tetsuya Fujiwara

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History Commons

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