Today, according to a few sources, there are an estimated two million Amerasians–children and adults of local women across Asia who have been sired by United Statian military and civilian men and abandoned by the men. If we are to include Ameri-Pacifics–those born in the Pacific and South Seas Islands, the numbers would, of course, be higher. Often, in these stories, the harrowing and rough stories of Amerasians are told, and must be continued to be told. But the stories of the mothers, are backgrounded.
Stanza from: Demilitarized Zones by Doug Rawlings
They came to torture us
these children of the dust
to torture us
with their eyes
with their lies
with the hatred in their eyes
the ice in their smiles
the wretchedness of their lives
Between 1962-1975, an estimated 40,000 babies were born in Southeast Asia, who were fathered by U.S. servicemen.
Kiku and Isamu キクとイサム – a 1959 classic movie about mixed Black Japanese brother and sister in postwar Japan
This is one of my mother and I’s favorite movies. It is entitled Kiku and Isamu (キクとイサム), which