MacArthur and Japan

By 1946 General Douglas MacArthur was installed as America’s imperial viceroy in Tokyo, with more power over the Japanese than any US president before or since has had over the American people. His tenure in Japan led to a revolution in the practices of government and the development of a modern constitutional monarchy. He was careful not to threaten the position of Emperor Hirohito, despite clear evidence of his guilt in war crimes across Asia.

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