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Post-War Americanization in Tokyo
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
Blondie, Chinese, kitchens, occupational, reconstruct, 1970, million, Conversation, Disneyland, American, mass, Japanese, house, life, decreased, Imperial, Korea, influence
sudden Americanization process
Anglo-Japanese                          Manual
short and small book
became a best-seller, sold 3.6                copies
basic American conversation
Radio Program: "Come Come English"
Radio Program: "News From America"
Comic Book: "              "
American exhibitions
Film
the most effective method of Americanization process
films were a corroboration between CIE (Center for International Exchange) and                  filmmakers
e.g. a film in which two Japanese students visit an American's            to see how they live
how they shop
their ideal                 
showed contrasts between American and Japanese kitchens
young women were shown this film to give them images of the American way of         
the American way of life was promoted during the                          era
in 1950s and 1960s, statistics and surveys showed that Japanese people became more and more pro-                
and continued to grow from          to today
different from the affinity to China
in the 1950s Japanese people preferred                way of life as much as the American way of life, but preference for the Chinese way of life                    steadily
among Asian countries, Japanese anti-Chinese sentiment is very strong
in Tokyo there is a                      and Statue of Liberty
why are Japanese people so continuously pro-American
1. American          culture
also strong in South           , Taiwan, and Southeast Asian countries
2. democracy and economic support
but this was 50 years ago
3. America had a very strong                    on reforming Japanese culture after the war
but many other countries also had this impact without such a positive view of America
4. continuity of                  consciousness
American power allowed Japan to                        a kind of imperial identity if Japanese society
Japanese imperial regime continued and reconstructed itself during the Cold War era
Post-War Americanization in Tokyo