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Author Porter, Edgar A., author.

Title Japanese reflections on World War II and the American occupation / Edgar A. Porter and Ran Ying Porter.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  940.548252 P833j 2017    ---  Available
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Description 238 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Asian history ; 3
Asian history ; 3.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-235) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Preface -- "Something Big Was Going to Happen" -- One Million Souls, One Heart -- Oita Men Troop to War -- The War Expands and the People Mobilize -- Invincible Japan -- Fire from the Sky -- "I Shall Die with Pleasure" -- Never-ending Sirens -- A Hard Price to Pay -- Donate Everything -- Eliminate the City -- Oita's Advisors to the Emperor -- The Lightning Bolt -- We Didn't Surrender--The War Just Ended -- Hungary, Confused, and Afraid -- The Devil Comes Ashore -- A Bitter Homecoming -- The Occupation Takes Hold -- Miss Beppu, Crazy Mary, and William Westmorland -- Conclusion -- Chronology of Japanese Historical Events, 1905-1957.
Summary This book presents an unforgettable up-close account of the effects of World War II and the subsequent American occupation on Oita prefecture, through firsthand accounts from more than forty Japanese men and women who lived there. The interviewees include students, housewives, nurses, midwives, teachers, journalists, soldiers, sailors, Kamikaze pilots, and munitions factory workers. Their stories range from early, spirited support for the war through the devastating losses of friends and family members to air raids and into periods of hunger and fear of the American occupiers. The personal accounts are buttressed by archival materials; the result is an unprecedented picture of the war as experienced in a single region of Japan.
Subject Allied Occupation of Japan (1945-1952) (OCoLC)fst01351653
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Japanese.
Japan -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1952.
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Chronological Term 1939-1952
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Personal narratives -- Japanese. (OCoLC)fst01424124
Added Author Porter, Ran Ying, author.
ISBN 9789462982598 (hardback)
9462982597 (hardback)
9789048532636 (electronic book)
Standard No. 40027134918

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