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This paper will provide an insight into why the Japanese liked General MacArthur during the American occupation of Japan after World War II. By using letters that the Japanese sent to MacArthur I will show that the Japanese saw him as a liberator. The Japanese people were tired of the brutal rule by the military and were pleased with free speech and the right to assembly that MacArthur bestowed upon them. The Japanese people did not trust their leaders but trusted MacArthur to make fix their country. The Japanese people thought that MacArthur was liberating them from war, poverty, and despair.
Louk, Tommy, "American Shogun: Reasons Why the Japanese were Fascinated with General MacArthur" (2012). Senior Honors Theses. 15.