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By Eleanor M. Hadley

Eleanor Hadley used to be a lady prior to her time. whereas engaged on a Ph.D. in economics at Harvard, she was once recruited by means of the U.S. govt for her wisdom of jap zaibatsu (business combines) and for that reason turned one among MacArthur's key advisors throughout the career. After finishing her doctorate, she ready for a profession in Washington till she realized she was once being blacklisted. Seventeen years handed sooner than Hadley's identify used to be cleared; meanwhile she labored in social carrier enterprises and taught economics at Smith university. She again to govt provider in 1967 and started a exotic profession as a senior coverage analyst with the U.S. Tariff fee and the overall Accounting place of work. widely recognized (and feared) by means of eastern businessmen and govt leaders as "the trust-busting beauty," Hadley released Antitrust in Japan, a seminal paintings at the influence of postwar deconcentration measures, in 1970. She acquired the Order of the! Sacred Treasure from the japanese govt in 1986. Hadley's own tale offers a colourful backdrop to her important discussions of early postwar regulations, which have been created to supply Japan with a extra effective and aggressive economic climate. As somebody heavily thinking about formulating U.S. financial coverage towards Japan for almost part a century, Eleanor Hadley brings a distinct perspective--as good as a down-to-earth experience of humor--to the ongoing problem of speaking around the Pacific.

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Because her order took a vow of spir- Prewar Experiences 37 itual poverty as well as worldly poverty, she would never see her family again. She told me that, after taking her final vows, she had received her assignment on a small piece of rolled paper. Hers was to Shingishu, Korea. Naturally she had never heard of Shingishu, but she had no idea where Korea was either. She told me of getting out a map of the world, finally locating Korea on the far side of the Pacific, and then studying the country for the town of Shingishu.

5 In the February 1936 uprising, junior officers assassinated Korekiyo Takahashi, Minister of Finance; Admiral Saito, Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal; and General Watanabe, Inspector General of Military Education. They were unsuccessful in their attempts on Prime Minister Okada and Prince Saionji. This uprising followed earlier ones in 1932, when Prime Minister Inukai and Baron Dan, senior managing director of the Mitsui holding company, were liquidated. Following the “2/26 incident,” as Japan chose to call the 1936 event, martial law had been imposed and a general climate of fear prevailed.

Japan student conferences. But in one of the late conversations that I had with Hisako Ikeuchi, in Tokyo in the 1990s, she told me she had found this scholarship for me entirely on her own. Ikeuchi-san also did not believe that it was a Foreign Ministry scholarship, but I have since been able to confirm that, at the time I held it, it was. Thanks to Mikio Kato, Executive Director of International House in Tokyo, a sixty-year mystery has finally been cleared up for me: it was the Foreign Ministry that conceived the International Student Association (Kokusai Gakuyakuai) in 1935 and that operated it for five years.

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