CHRONOLOGY

1951

San Francisco Peace Treaty and end of Occupation 1952 with a selective undoing of GHQ reforms launched

1947

Cold War GHQ switch from social reform to economic policy and bureaucrats pinpoint key production targets

1943

Joint Operations Act forces trust companies into banks GHQ enforces for 7 major zaibatsu stragglers in 1948

 

GLOSSARY

GHQ

General MacArthur's General Head Quarters

generally used label for Occupation Administration era 1945 - 1952

aristocrats

peerage created in Meiji Era for an Upper House

peerage abolished and wealth extinguished by GHQ + bureaucrats in alliance

fuyuzei

confiscatory wealth tax of late 1940s

GHQ + bureaucrats used it to bankrupt the pre War aristocracy cf sozokuzeiho

honcho

Big Boss

exceptionally surviving in financial English from GHQ era pidgin

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