Public lecture video by Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS). This lecture was held on November 15, 2016. Speaker was Helmut Morsbach, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Temple University Japan Campus.
August 1945 saw one of the most radical attitude reversals in human history. Deeply hostile Japanese had been fighting with extreme determination US servicemen since December 1941 in a conflict which also saw the US Army Air Forces bomb most major Japanese cities. This long and very bitter struggle was set to reach a climax with the planned US-Commonwealth landings in Japan in late 1945 and 1946 when Japan surrendered in August 1945.