This week, we’re covering two women whose work in the Occupation helped reshape Japan into a modern state. Beate Sirota was the Austrian-born Jewish-American woman who pushed for Japan’s equal rights clauses in its Constitution, and Eleanor Hadley was a Seattle native who fought to disestablish Japan’s powerful zaibatsu. We’ll discuss the lives and contributions of these two incredible women.
Listen to the episode here.
Dower, John. Embracing Defeat.
Hadley, Eleanor. Memoir of a Trustbuster.
Sirota-Gordon, Beate. The Only Woman in the Room.
An article on Hadley’s life from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.