Made in Occupied Japan: A Collision and Collusion of Values in an Occupied Body

Made in Occupied Japan: A Collision and Collusion of Values in an Occupied Body Made in Occupied Japan A Collision and Collusion of Values in an Occupied Body Sandra Mizumoto Posey "He living with some woman in Korea," my mother told me of the time when she and my father first met while he was on a weekend trip to Japan after the Korean War; "I saw a picture." Dad had served in both World War II and the Korean War. Mom merely survived them. There's a story that my maternal grandfather, during the US occupation of Japan, set up small sheds on the perimeter of their property to rent out to sex workers servicing the servicemen. He was a photographer before the war who had his home and possessions burned down three times during wartime air raids. This was said to be the only means of support he could come up with when it was all over. Mom says she had to tell her little sister not to play with the "balloons" that were often scattered in the nearby bushes after soldiers had left. "I was engaged to another guy," mom explained, "but your dad say he buy me same engagement ring if I marry him. He always carry his whole http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies University of Nebraska Press

Made in Occupied Japan: A Collision and Collusion of Values in an Occupied Body

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Made in Occupied Japan A Collision and Collusion of Values in an Occupied Body Sandra Mizumoto Posey "He living with some woman in Korea," my mother told me of the time when she and my father first met while he was on a weekend trip to Japan after the Korean War; "I saw a picture." Dad had served in both World War II and the Korean War. Mom merely survived them. There's a story that my maternal grandfather, during the US occupation of Japan, set up small sheds on the perimeter of their property to rent out to sex workers servicing the servicemen. He was a photographer before the war who had his home and possessions burned down three times during wartime air raids. This was said to be the only means of support he could come up with when it was all over. Mom says she had to tell her little sister not to play with the "balloons" that were often scattered in the nearby bushes after soldiers had left. "I was engaged to another guy," mom explained, "but your dad say he buy me same engagement ring if I marry him. He always carry his whole

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Frontiers: A Journal of Women StudiesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Apr 12, 2017

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