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This research examines the extent of the impact Japan's alliance with the United States in the 1960s had on its remarkable postwar growth spurt.

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The statistically constructed "synthetic" Japan allows for an interesting comparison between Japan with the United States' alliance and Japan without the United States. Findings suggest that the GDP per capita of Japan with the United States' help grew much faster compared to the Japan without.

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This page is a summary of: AMERICA'S ROLE IN THE MAKING OF JAPAN'S ECONOMIC MIRACLE, Journal of East Asian Studies, January 2018, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/jea.2017.24.
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