Lunchbox Lecture: Winning the Peace: MacArthur and the Occupation of Japan

By Amanda Williams, Education Manager, MacArthur Memorial
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. (CT)

Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Pricing: Free (Registration Required)

Given the bitter fighting that took place in the Pacific during World War II, the occupation of Japan was a daunting prospect. As a student of history and a veteran of the post-WWI occupation of Germany, General Douglas MacArthur understood that great military victories frequently unraveled during occupations. Determined to win the post-war battle for peace, he approached the occupation with a unique blend of statesmanship, pragmatism, theatre, and a belief in the fundamental dignity and potential of the Japanese people.

This virtual program is free and will be available to watch through Zoom and Facebook. The program recording will be available to re-watch at the conclusion of the program on Facebook and eventually on YouTube.

If you have any questions, please email Maggie Hartley, Assistant Director of Public Engagement, at

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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