Category: Postwar Japan
Excerpt: “New Black”
Excerpt: Strawberry Shakes, burgers and fries at the Tachikawa Air Force Base Snack Bar in the late 60s to 1970
Article: U.S. military and East Asian governments work together for Sexploitation of Women
In Memorium: My Mother − Kiyoko Kakinami Cloyd Nov. 2, 1929 (?)- Sept. 17, 2011
Song & Occupation Video: Quintessential Postwar Japan’s Women’s song: 星の流れに Hoshi no Nagare Ni
Photo of Tachikawa Air Force Base gates with the cherry blossoms in bloom 1960.
Article: Former Orphanage Resident Demian Akhan Revisits Japan 2009
Demian Akhan, a former resident of the Elizabeth Saunders Home for Mixed Race Children in Japan, who now resides in New York, visits again and talks to the Japan Times interviewer. For article – CLICK HERE.
Excerpt from my book chapter: Kurombo 黒んぼ (Black Sambo)
Mixed-Japanese orphanage, June 1952
How is History, Person, and Life to be respected without forgetting?
Military Police in the US Occupation of Japan and following (continuing)….. and racism
Photo Advertisement in Japan causing Stir among Activists
This is an ad in a Japanese corporate publication that came out this year. It shows Douglas MacArthur, the so-called “architect of the Occupation of Japan and Korea” after both the Second World War. The ad says: “Let us create a good country.”
An Undergraduate journal article on East Asian Afro-Asians
“The Marginalization of Afro-Asians in East Asia: Globalization and the Creation of Subculture and Hybrid Identity” by Sierra Reicheneker from Global Tides: Pepperdine Journal of International Studies
"On June 28, 1946, ten months after American troops landed in Japan, Japanese radio announced that a child of mixed Japanese and American parentage had been born that morning. The announcer called the baby a symbol of love and friendship between Japan and the United States: "a rainbow across the Pacific." SCAP [US Occupation administration offices] headquarters immediately issued an order to fire the announcer for condoning fraternization."
- From the chapter "The Problem of Miscegenation" in the work: Transpacific Racisms and the U.S. Occupation of Japan by Yukiko Koshiro. Page 159.# Permanent link to QUOTE from Yukiko Koshiro: