My latest article for the Hapa Japan website, is entitled: Cultural Bodies. The ARTICLE ASKS: What bodies do we carry and represent to the world? … Continue Reading “Cultural Bodies:” My Newest Article on the Hapa Japan site
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.”
“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
Letter to Myself as a Newborn by Kenji Liu (Kyoto, Japan) Thirty-two years ago. 4:12 pm. A forest, river and hospital.
"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.