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The Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College produced a 10-part documentary series The Pacific Century, in 1993. For part 5, "Reinventing Japan," which focuses on post-World War II Japan, key figures of the American occupation government were interviewed about their contributions and views.

Beate Sirota Gordon

Beate Gordon played a significant role in drafting Japan's post-war Constitution and for her efforts to include Japanese women's rights into the document.

Richard Poole

Lt. Richard Poole (USN), a foreign service officer who served on the planning committee of the Japanese Constitution.

Milton J. Esman

Esman served as a Civil Affairs Officer under SCAP and participated in the drafting of the Japanese Constitution.

 
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