In world history, there are no examples where the occupation policy of victorious countries has been so successful.
At first occupation forces were afraid, it is the history of the world that a defeated country hate the occupation forces and try to take revenge if the opponent are careless. France was the same. Germany as well.
However, instead of swearing the revenge against the occupation forces, the Japanese praised Douglas MacArthur, the soldier of the victorious countries, as a savior.
War Guilt Information Programa
Why did the Japanese brainwashed easily by victorious countries? The clues to solve that mystery are GHQ and the existence of War Guilt Information Programa. The purpose of this japanese brainwashed plan is as follows(検証・戦後教育).
- To show that the punishment of those who planned, prepared, started, and executed or committed in the execution of aggressive war is ethically justified.
- To show that prosecution of suspects of war crimes is for all humanity.
- Punishment of war criminals is to demonstrate that it is necessary for the reconstruction of Japan that is peaceful and prosperous and for the safety of the world in the future.
- To show that although it was responsibility for war criminals to have lead the Japanese citizens to their current predicament, it was the responsibility for Japanese citizens to have leave Japan’s militarism as it is.
- To clarify the responsibilities of the Japanese citizens in order to avoid the revival of the system that tolerated war crimes.
- To show that war responsibility exists in various domestic groups in japan such as politicians, businessmen, leading agitators.
- To show that war criminals are stood fair and open trials.
- To get a start on the anticipated criticism of the death penalty, clarify that honor does not need to be considered when deciding the form of punishment for the atrocities’ responsible persons.
- To encourage Japanese citizens to discuss war crimes and war criminals.
In short, the aim was to clarify the responsibilities of Japanese citizens who fulfilled the aggressive war, to justify the Tokyo Tribunal of War Criminals ethically, and to instill the awareness of war guilt in Japanese. Based on this brainwashing plan, GHQ controlled the mass communication and school education, and pulled out the Japanese fangs.