Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This book reproduces the greater part of Nomura's occupation-era correspondence. Recalling the bitterness of the war from which Japan and the United States had only just emerged, the significance of this correspondence is two-fold. First, it captures the genuine warmth and mutual respect with which Nomura and his American counterparts treated each other. Second, it reveals that Nomura and his American correspondents shared not only the goal of peace in the Pacific but also the belief that this could best be achieved by their two nations' friendship and cooperation. These two features provide a window onto one level at which the postwar Japanese-American partnership was forged. This book also provides readers with an opportunity to confront for themselves an early attempt at defining and cementing what Senator Mike Mansfield later famously declared "the most important bilateral relationship in the world, bar none".

Keywords: bilateral relationship; Japanese-American partnership; Nomura's occupation-era; Senator Mike Mansfield



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Occupation-era Correspondence of Kichisaburo Nomura — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation