SDHF Newsletter No.274 WGIP and ‘Historical Warefare’No.1 Introduction, TOC
War Guilt Information Program (WGIP) and “History Warfare”
By Takahashi Shiro
Published by The Institute of Moralogy
Series No. 1: Introduction and TOC
April 15, 2020
A new book by renowned historian Shiro Takahashi shows that the American government, and in particular the General Headquarters under the control of Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, carried out a massive campaign of censorship, disinformation, and brainwashing against the Japanese public in the years following the end of World War II.
The name of this psychological warfare operation is the “War Guilt Information Program,” or WGIP. It was designed to spread false information and instill in the Japanese people a view of history and politics in alignment with the needs of Washington, DC. And it succeeded brilliantly.
The WGIP was a wartime and postwar program, but it began in practice long before it was given an official name. For example, during the run-up to America’s involvement in the Pacific War, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt was, by his own admission, maneuvering Japan into firing the first shot in the conflict that Roosevelt badly wanted, American academics worked hand-in-hand with the U.S. government to produce blatantly false propaganda about Japan.
This book illustrates the entire picture of the WGIP based on primary source materials archived at the University of Maryland, the Hoover Institute, Stanford University, the Hoover Institute, Stanford University, etc.
Questions are welcome.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact