The book by Terese Svoboda, Black Glasses Like Clark Kent (Graywolf Press 2008), tells the personal true story of Svoboda’s journey, beginning with her Uncle who becomes depressed, then takes his own life.
Her uncle served in the US Occupation of Japan, working as a Military Stockade guard.
Hoshi no Nagare Ni 星の流れに “In the Flow of the Stars” first recorded and made popular by Kikuchi Achiko 菊池章子 and
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.”
“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.