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I have made this page a timeline of the Showa period. This increase in the volume was enough to knock off 'stub' notation but might not be what should be here. Anyway feel free to contribute.
Revth 13:59, 27 Feb 2004 (UTC)
- Another aspect in Japanese foreign policy was the Middle East. After 1952 the Japanese policy towards that region involved a dilema between pursuing relations with the government of Israel or relations with the Arab governments, this due to political pressures by the League of Arab States to refrain from any contacts with the Israeli government. The Japanese government, therefore, took a middle course betwen the two alternatives, maintaining diplomatic relations with both sides while keeping relations with the Israeli government at a low key. Diplomatic relations were established with the Israeli government at a Legation level on May 15, 1952. They were raised to Embassy level only on July 5, 1963.
- As part of its low key involvement, the Japanese government refrained from advocating clear-cut solutions for the Arab-Israeli conflict, while supporting some form of compromise between the parties under UN auspices. This position was evident in the Japanese voting behaviour in 1967, as the Japanese UN delegation demanded an unspecified Israeli withdrawal without condemnations for Israeli conduct in the Six Day War. This changed on November 22, 1973, as the Japanese government began demanding an Israeli withdrawal from all territories occupied in 1967. This change in policy resulted from the oil crisis generated by OPEC. During the 1990s, the Japanese government endorsed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and became a member among the donor countries to the Palestinian Authority.
-- JTN 23:35, 2005 Mar 20 (UTC)
I propose that Postwar Japan be merged into Post-occupation Japan. As far as I can tell, they refer to nearly the same thing. "Post-occupation Japan" is an older and larger article, hence why I propose "Postwar Japan" be merged into it, rather than the other way around. Citobun (talk) 09:07, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Post-occupation cultural developments
@TH1980: Have you read Murakami's first book? The source being cited is discussing the author's entire oeuvre, all of which either appeared after this period or at the very end of said period. Admittedly, the book was published in 1995, but there are still at least a dozen more representative "post-Occupation" authors who should be mentioned in this article before Murakami, and if you are that interested in show-horning Murakami into this article, then the WP:BURDEN is on you to do the work and add the others first. (The exact list can be found in any source discussing "post-Occupation". Most such sources no doubt completely ignore Murakami -- you need to find a source that does discuss Murakami specifically as a "post-Occupation" author along with all the other authors more representative of this period. The book Magical Realism : Theory, History, Community fails this test.) Hijiri 88 (聖やや) 01:34, 23 December 2015 (UTC)