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Trans-Pacific Racisms and the U.S. Occupation of Japan

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The U.S. occupation of Japan transformed a brutal war charged with overt racism into an amicable peace in which the issue of race seemed to have disappeared. During the Occupation, the problem of racial relations between Americans and Japanese was suppressed and the mutual racism transformed into something of a taboo so that the two former enemies could collaborate in crea ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 11th 1999 by Columbia University Press
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Sarah Crawford
Feb 28, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As you can guess from the title, this is a scholarly work dealing with racism and the U.S. occupation of Japan after the end of World War II. There's a great deal of information in the book, some of it material that I have not seen elsewhere.

The author starts out by noting that the war itself was extremely brutal, but yet there was a fairly peaceful occupation of the nation after the war. She notes that, during the war, both sides demonized each other through their propaganda, the Japanese ofte
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