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Unfinished Business

Ayukawa Yoshisuke and U.S.–Japan Relations, 1937–1953

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ISBN 9780674003743

Publication Date: 12/01/2003


384 pages

6 x 9 inches

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Economic Internationalism: Ayukawa and American Business Interests Before 1937
    • Formation of the Nissan Conglomerate
    • Ayukawa’s Business Negotiations with GM and Ford
  • 2. Ayukawa’s Involvement in Manchukuo
    • Military Imperatives and Bureaucratic Bungling
    • The Origins of MIDC
    • Ayukawa’s Involvement
  • 3. Ayukawa’s Initial Overtures to American Business
    • Manchukuo’s Trade with the United States
    • Ayukawa’s Initial Efforts to Contact American Business
    • American-Style Agriculture and Japanese Americans
    • H. Foster Bain
  • 4. Ayukawa’s Negotiations with Ford, 1937–1940
  • 5. An Unfinished Dream: Economic Diplomacy, 1937–1940
    • The Jewish Refugee Question in the Far East
    • Dealings with Franz Moedlhammer
    • The National City Bank, U.S. Steel, and the State Department
    • Dealings with H. Otto Schundler
    • Mesta Machine
  • 6. Ayukawa’s Search for De Facto U.S. Recognition of Manchukuo
    • William O. Inglis
    • Joseph Grew and Eugene Dooman
    • Ayukawa’s Trip to Europe and Plans to Visit the United States
    • Dillon, Read and Company and the John F. O’Ryan Mission
  • 7. Efforts for Peace: Ayukawa and Hoover in 1941
    • Ayukawa, Bain, Takasaki, and Hoover
    • Ayukawa’s and Hoover’s Efforts to Avoid War
  • 8. MIDC’s Downfall and Ayukawa’s Activities During the Pacific War
    • Changing Tides in Manchukuo’s Economy
    • Ayukawa and the Automobile Industry in Japan and Manchukuo
    • Bureaucratic Nightmare in Manchukuo
  • 9. Re-creating a Common Interest: U.S.-Japan Relations, 1945–1948
    • Thoughts and Activities of Ayukawa’s Friends, 1945–1947
    • Hoover’s Political Comeback After May 1945
    • Ayukawa’s Postwar Activities, 1947–1948
  • 10. Old Ideas Persist: Ayukawa and Foreign Capital and Technology, 1949–1953
    • Ayukawa’s Negotiations with Dillon, Read and Company
    • Ayukawa’s Talks with David Lilienthal
    • Ayukawa’s Activities After 1952
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue
  • Reference Matter
    • Notes
    • Bibliography
    • Index

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