Dream of the Water Children: The Black Pacific

Mixed-Japanese orphanage, June 1952

Mixed Black-Japanese and White-Japanese Amerasian children at Roman Catholic orphanage in Japan. June 1952. Children were fathered by American, Canadian, British, Australian, and New Zealander Occupation personnel. Photo from Margaret Bourke-White collection. Life.com

4 thoughts on “Mixed-Japanese orphanage, June 1952”

  1. I am searching for an black/japanese orphan girl who was born between Sept 1946- May 1948.
    My father has passed was serving in the military during this time. Before his passing he shared that he had fathered a daughter in Japan. Are there any suggestions you could offer me in terms of searching for her. I have even completed a DNA with ancestry.com. Thank you.
    please write directly to:
    riharris1@att.net
    Thank you,.

    Like

  2. Japanese are so prejudice, normal mothers would not give that many children up, the families force them to I’m a Blackanese, my maternal grandfather accepted me. The only time he even acknowledged me was he was shown my Marine Corps photo. My mother said he looked at it and nodded his head and said “Hunh”!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: