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"The Position of a Forester in Japan"

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The author, a Naval lieutenant, went to Japan in Military Government immediately after V-J day. His interesting article deals with the anachronistic system of Japanese public administration. While written primarily to oppose impediments toward democratic government and efficient administration in Japan, it is not without its lesson for others. Even in our own country are many who believe that public administration is in itself a profession, that appropriate study in universities, followed by properly graded assignments will qualify men as administrators of technical agencies, posts to which the technicians they feel should not aspire. Those few who hold these views, and there are some foresters among them, will do well to consider the blight such a system has laid on Japanese technical departments.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester, U. S. Forest Service

Publication date: 1947-07-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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