Category: Shōwa era
It’s Official! My BOOK will be PUBLISHED – Fall 2014! (Now delayed until 2017)
It’s official! My Book will be published in the Fall of 2014 – by 2Leaf Press. I will keep everyone updated. I have provided the Vimeo introductory video here. More will follow. While watching this video, there are two issues I want to mention. SORRY–THIS BOOK WILL BE DELAYED until … Continue Reading It’s Official! My BOOK will be PUBLISHED – Fall 2014! (Now delayed until 2017)
Assimilating the Black Japanese — Japan and the US: Reflections
The Movie – ‘Emperor’
Australia’s Occupation Babies of Postwar Japan: Walter Hamilton’s Study
Dream of the Water Children — Video Series Launch: Episode 1
This is the first in a series of ongoing video projects based on my personal family history, historical memory, Asia-Pacific postwar ethnography and the historical present. It is on my channel at YouTube.
KARTIKA REVIEW: my poem is published in Latest Issue!
One of the best Asian-American literary journals in the United States is The Kartika Review. The Spring 2012 issue was just released, with my first published poem entitled: For Kiyoko, Epitaph/Chikai published in the issue. It is a poem dedicated to my mother, who just passed away this past September.
Photo: My Cousins and I: Nara 奈良県. Summer 1961
Music Video: Vintage Japanese Movie Song: Mongrel Marie 混血児マリー
Article: Selling Mixed Race Babies: The Koreas Example
This article LINK from the Asia Times from July 17, 2002 by Aidan Foster-Carter entitled: Adopting, Adapting: Korean Orphans is an excellent beginning overview of how mixed-race bodies are used, especially in the context of orphanages.
Vintage Japanese Film – Trailer: Konketsuji Rika 混血児 リカ (1972)
Quote: Adaptations of Racism and the Pacific War’s aftermath – “War Without Mercy”
“As the war years themselves changed over into an era of peace between Japan and the Allied powers, the shrill racial rhetoric of the early 1940s revealed itself to be surprisingly adaptable. . . . . . . .