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Japanese War Brides in America: An Oral History Hardcover – November 25, 2009
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About the Author
Miki Ward Crawford is an associate professor of communications at Ohio University.
Katie Kaori Hayashi is a Japanese journalist and author whose articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Yomiuri Shimbun, and Asahai Shimbun.
Shizuko Suenaga is a coordinator and lecturer of Japanese studies at Seattle University.
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Top Customer Reviews
I would suspect that this book will only be of interest to people who have a Japanese War Bride in their family or who have an interest in the sociology of how war brides were treated following WWII. If you are interested in Japan and its culture, it will certainly give some insights to Japanese thinking immediately after WWII.
The book by its nature is about the women and principally expresses their experiences. It is unfortunate there is no more from the male side than an occasional nod of approval. Talk about a one-sided story...
My main objection is, I find the book too much a fluff piece which misses much of the reality of the circumstances. It's as if the authors and contributors were constricted by Victorian morality. I tired of reading such statements of courtship as "we fell in love." Where is the passion and sexual excitement? I served in the Occupation, in Tokyo, 1951-1952. As a twenty-year-old, healthy American male, I took a great interest in the Japanese girls. I found one described as the "most beautiful girl in Tokyo." I went bonkers over her and tried all my charm and resources to get her to the futon. Finally, after making a commitment, we "shacked-up" (a word of the common vernacular you'll not find in the subject book). Thus began many months of the most intense and satisfying loving sexual relationship imaginable. But, as it approached time for my return to the States, I could not conceive of getting married, it just wasn't in my thought pattern.Read more ›