End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • and known for his opposition to militarism, Shidehara was aiming for the elimination of any military influence over the government. For him,  however, a total revision of the old Meiji Constitution of 1889 was not yet an issue. But in January 1946 (at another meeting with MacArthur) it was apparently at Shidehara’s initiative that an article renouncing war and the maintenance of a military establishment be included in the new Japanese constitution being drafted. The event is portrayed here in a popular history manga
    Considered to be a pacifist and known for his opposition to militarism, Shidehara was aiming for the elimination of any military influence over the government. For him, however, a total revision of the old Meiji Constitution of 1889 was not yet an issue. But in January 1946 (at another meeting with MacArthur) it was apparently at Shidehara’s initiative that an article renouncing war and the maintenance of a military establishment be included in the new Japanese constitution being drafted. The event is portrayed here in a popular history manga