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    PDF Ebook Night in the American Village – easyaddress.us I waited a few days after finishing to let it simmerHaving lived in Okinawa in a non military setting I was always an outsider looking in on relations between the OkinawansJapanese and the US military One native Okinawan man I met shook my hand and thanked me I asked why He said because without the United States the Okinawan people would be slaves to the Japanese That being said the occupation hasn’t been all positi

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    PDF Ebook Night in the American Village – easyaddress.us Night in the American Village by Akemi Johnson is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late JuneIts chapters named for 11 women each with their own experiences that Johnson covers of disappearances and deaths of women after last being seen at a military base and local women wanting to date and marry soldiers As you might guess there's an uncomfortable confusing mix of emotions between the Japanese forces after their defeat in WWII mainly

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Tory of a particular woman revealing her life on this tropical island and how society around her both Okinawan and Ame Akemi Johnson takes a look at Okinawa and analyzes its history as a contact zone a place where cultures intersect through trade and conflict by focusing the narrative via the perspectives of eleven women from the island in The American Village Women in the Shadow of the US Military Bases in Okinawa 2019 The first chapter Rina is named after 20 year old Rina Shimabukuro who was raped and murdered by an ex marine working as a civilian contractor on a base in 2016 Johnson states that she starts with this story because it represents the larger story of Okinawa and shows what many people get wrong about it there is a long history of military sexual violence but only big stories like this get reported These personal stories allow Johnson look at them in context of the history since occupation after WWII The second chapter Eve is named after a 29 year old receptionist who is obsessed with finding a black husband before she is too old to marry This chapter gives Johnson an opportunity to look at some subcultures among women on the island They are given the erogatory names such as ame jo and koku jo I had assumed the jo meant women who like Americans or blacks But it turns out that it comes from the Okinawan word jogu which means appetite for something with sexual connotations In the third section Ashely the focus is a wife of a Marines officer Marginal Notes, Doubtful Statements describes her life as being like an extension of college with parties and outings on the island The fourth chapter is about Sachiko a WWII survivor who worked as a nurse in the caves on the islanduring the war Johnson analyzes the last The Clock Without a Face days of the war where many Japanese chose to kill themselves rather than be raped and tortured by the Americanevils Arisa the subject of chapter five grew up near a base and ended up marrying a soldier from the base Thus in this chapter Johnson looks at history of international marriages between Okinawan women and the soldiers on the base and how they evolved over time It is clear that Arisa s stable marriage is something of an exception when you hear the stories of the support group that she volunteered with The sixth chapter focuses on women s rights advocate Suzuyo Takazato and allows Johnson to Captives of the Private House delve into the other sensational military rape case that took place in 1995 when three marines abducted a 12 year old girl raped her and thenumped her in a trash can The following chapter Daisy is about a Philippine who came to the island as a hostess and managed to find a Teaspoon and an Open Mind decent life outside of the red lightistrict but this is an opportunity for Johnston to analyze trafficking in Japan Chapter eight focuses on Miyo A Celtic Miscellany daughter of an African American and Okinawan woman Johnston explains that the term applied to Miyo hafuerived from the English word half is a neutral or positive identifier for most mixed race Japanese people Kiki the subject of chapter nine happily works on Futenma base the most angerous base in the world given its proximity to a ensely populated town where crashes have narrowly avoided killing or injuring local people Other factors such as pollution and prospects of what the spaces would be used for once a base closes are Foxs Feud (Farthing Wood, discussed in this section Chie the main subject of chapter ten was introduced in chapter four when Johnston focused on her mother Sachiko Chie is a lively free spirit and English teacher by trade but she is a leading base protester whoevotes most of her free time to protesting the building of the new base Henko north of Nago on the island This was one of the most interesting chapter for me since it focuses on the main issue of the ay in Okinawa moving Futenma to Henko The Last Chapter Focuses On The Youngest Generation The last chapter focuses on the youngest generation on recent protester Ai who ue to her family s urging has stopped protesting after she was outraged by the rape and murder of Rina There are few young people involved in the protest which suggests that the bases will probably live on in Okinawa as they have in the past Despite the fact that Okinawa is uniue in that the US military presence creates social spaces and opportunities otherwise hard to find in Japan Johnson has arrived at a personal conclusion She says But the I learned about the situation and history the I felt the bases in Okinawa need to close Knowing how Okinawans suffered through World War II how the United States snatched their land how mainlanders relegate bases to Okinawa to keep them out of their own backyards how there s no tragic reason for such a heavy military concentration on one small island how pervasive sexual assault is and how Okinawans have Banish Clutter Forever demonstrated their opposition time and time again throughemocratic means I know it s an injustice to have so many US bases continue to exist in Okinawa I m currently a military spouse living on one of the bases in Okinawa and I think this book should be reuired reading for everyone associated with the military hereThis book gave me important lessons in history sociology and Okinawan culture It took me longer than usual to read because I had to take time between chapters to emotionally process The Okinawan people especially the women presented have endured some very Stolen Magic (Stardust, difficult traumas I loved that the authorid her best to show all The Billionaire Daddy different perspectives and leaves it to the reader to form their own opinions about American forces in Okinawa and whether or not they should stay or goI m so glad that Ms Johnson shared these women s stories and I hope she comes to Okinawa for a readingI received an ARC Advance Reader Copy of this book courtesy of The New Press NetGalley in exchange for an honest review All thoughts and opinions are my own. By an ex–US serviceman in 2016 and speaks to protesters to women whoate and marry American men and groups that help them when problems arise and to Okinawans whose family members survived World War IIThought provoking and timely Night in the American Village is a vivid look at the enduring wounds of US Japanese history and the cultural and sexual politics of the American military empir. ,


Night in the American VillageThis is an excellent book on so many levels It would make a great textbook for a college course on Okinawa But it s also very readable as Johnson tells the stories of Pistols for Two different women in Okinawa It is rich inetail and Stronger description and the political controversies are covered uite astutely I knew of Okinawa s history and culture before reading this book so I had some context but I was surprised at howeep the author went explaining not just what happened but how and why it happened If you have a connection to military bases andor if you have any interest in Japan and Okinawa you should read this book Or if you just want to be challenged into thinking about the world in a Loss (Gus Dury, different way you should read this book It is a smooth read but not an easy one as you need to take time to consider what is being said But so worth it Night in the American Village by Akemi Johnson is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late JuneIts chapters named for 11 women each with their own experiences that Johnson covers ofisappearances and The Last Rite (Danilov Quintet, deaths of women after last being seen at a military base and local women wanting toate and marry soldiers As you might guess there s an uncomfortable confusing mix of emotions between the Japanese forces after their Alacrity (Illumine, defeat in WWII mainly Japanese civilian families wanting to commit suicide than be captured by an enemy soldier and their presentay affection for 1950s Americana coupled with overt race iscrimination in the bars catered toward soldiers of ifferent branches of the military Love You To Death (Detective Ruby Preston, due to Japanese women favoring American men or amejo There s a giant amount of topics talked about like Okinawan history soldiers wanting to marry Japanese women to gain visas assault kidnapping and rape women traveling to Okinawa for work to escape an angry homeland or family sex work from the 1950s 1990s and the treatment of children of mixed race parentage The only real thing preventing this book from a confident 5 star rating is the slight redundancy and carryover of historical facts from one chapter to another whichulls the individual woman s story I Arnhem didn t know much about Okinawa and it s history going into this book I had just finished a historical fiction story w a character whoied in the Battle of Okinawa so the timing on receiving this book was perfect I couldn t have even told you that Okinawa was it s own island and not a city in Japan proper funny that this book refers to Japan as the mainland when it is an island itselfWhat the US and Japanese military have Fitness for Living done to Okinawa in the past is bad enough but what they continue too to this island is abhorrent No place should have to be a huge military outpost for a foreign government s military especially when they had no say in what would happen on their own land I know that this has affected both men and women but it seems that in this situation it is the women who have had to suffer the larger conseuence At least this book certainly makes it seem that way No community should have to live in fear of being raped or killed any time they leave the safety of their own homes and in fact some women have been accosted in their own homes tooI their own homes and in fact some women have been accosted in their own homes tooI never been a fan of how many service members the US has stationed all over the world especially since our military is for OUR Love Is Blind defense not the police for the rest of the world This book simply reinforces the fact that I am correct in my feelings on this matter 45 Multiimensional view of the US bases in Okinawa through women s relationships with themJohnson weaves these women s stories with wide ranging historical background from the Ryukyu kingdom colonialism World War II reconstruction reversion the Cold War and the thread of positive negative and worse interactions between the bases local residents and foreign workers There were times when some history became repetitive as though these narratives had been assembled from separate work published independently and the acknowledgments suggest as much but overall the book is terrifically educational at least for someone with little awareness of Okinawa than that offered by The Karate KidMost impressive is how comprehensive her scope is on this issue having lived there for an extended period and revisiting Okinawa recently She speaks with amejo local single women primarily interested in ating Americans ethnically Okinawan and mixed race women who havedon t have stable relationships with an American man inout of the military protesters an American military wife foreign workers who work in bars and hospitality with some overlap with sex workers women s support group leaders She oes reveal her personal point of view at times in particular when skeptical of certain points of view but most of the time lets these women s voices speak for themselves She carefully supports her subjects points of view with historical narrative fact contemporary reportingAll in all a terrific educational experience to have read The complexity of modern Okinawa comes through effectively I waited a few ays after finishing to let it simmerHaving lived in Okinawa in a non military setting I was always an outsider looking in on relations between the OkinawansJapanese and the US military One native Okinawan man I met shook my hand and thanked me I asked why He said because without the United States the Okinawan people would be slaves to the Japanese That being said the Occupation Hasn T Been All Positive Far hasn t been all positive far itI moved to Okinawa a few months after the former marine killed Rina Shimabukuro and tensions were high to say the least I was also there when an Osprey aircraft had to crash land along a beach after they found their aircraft to be faulty and they attempted to fly around the island instead of over the towns and cities in. At the southern end of the Japanese archipelago lies Okinawa host to a vast complex of US military bases A legacy of World War II these bases have been a fraught issue in Japan for ecades with tensions exacerbated by the often volatile relationship between islanders and the military especially after the brutal rape of a twelve year old girl by three servicemen in the 1990sBut the situatio. The southern part of the island A noble maneuver that ultimately still fired up many of the anti base protestors Anyone who has been is currently on or will go to Okinawa should read this book to understand the history of relations between the US and the island as well as between the military and the women as the author emphasizes There are horrifying accounts of rape Connexity depicted one being of a 12 year old girl buying a notebook who was picked up taped over the mouth and eyes and raped by three marines who all served less than ten years each The murder of Rina Shimabukuro by a former marine who was looking for a victim claimed he attacked her when he saw she was the one This only scratches the surface of rape and murders committed by serviceman on the island This troublesome history is a large part of the animosity against the United States There are alsoepictions of why native women fall in love with the servicemen and have families There are stories of failed love and native women being cheated on by the servicemen who have wives and children of their own already There are also success storiesThere are A Personal Influence depictions of the struggle in closing the bases as well as the stories of native women who work on the bases and of those who rely on the bases for their livelihoods There areepictions of the protests taking place to prevent beautiful scenery and ocean ecosystems from being Americas First City destroyed to build new bases Begging is shameful to be sure but taking land by military force and causing us to beg is especially shameful This is a memorable book Akemi Johnson lays out all the factors affecting the Japanese island of Okinawa as it hosts aense concentration of US military bases the historical economic legal social and sexual patterns that have changed Okinawa into a hybrid Japanese American culture Johnson is uite even handed as she looks clear eyed at some of the atrocities Americans have perpetrated on Okinawans as far back as WWII and at many of the benefits that have been exchanged Her story is bookended by the case of Rina Shimabukuro a young woman who was murdered by an ex GI in 2016 The crime opens the books and the sentencing closes it In between there are mentions of Bone Mountain (Inspector Shan, dozens American crimes and interviews with a myri The Okinawa islands are Japan s most southern islands a 2 hour and 45 minute flight from Tokyo During World War II a horrible ground battle was fought on Okinawa island which killed 95 000 Japanese and 12000 American soldiers About one uarter of the civilian population approximately 150 000 people were killeduring the battle and the Pacific war After the war the US kept full control of the Ryukyu islands of which Okinawa is a part First in 1972 the islands were returned to Japan Today there are 32 US military bases on Okinawa with 27000 soldiers and other military personnel Akemi Johnson has one meticulous research and led a huge number of interviews and focuses on the story of women affected by the base She has put women in the center of this book she says because women are most affected by the presence of the American bases They ate and marry American service personnel they work in the They ate and marry American service personnel they work in the industry surrounding the bases and they are the victims of sexual assaults by Americans In 1995 a 12 year old Okinawan school girl was kidnapped and raped by US soldiers and in 2016 a young Okinawan women was raped and murdered by a former US soldier These two cases have led to a lot up protests among the Okinawan population and strengthened the movement to get rid of the bases The government in Tokyo led by the national conservative prime minister Shinzo Abe has ignored a referendum of Okinawans last year where 717% of the people voted against an expansion of THE BASE IN HENOKO US TROOPS base in Henoko US troops used the base in Okinawa over the ecades for military operations in Afghanistan and Irak Akemi Johnson Alipio describes the cultural clashes of Americans and Japanese the large entertainment industry with eroticancers and the attitude of many Americans towards Asian women regarding them often as easy to get and just asking How much Seducing Ingrid Bergman do you cost Johnson has talked to husbands and wives of mixed families and presents their stories sometimes good sometimes sad She has said that she was a little surprised that many Okinawans have come to terms with the bases in a way that they gotten used to consume American popular cultureespite the many negative effects the base has had with a large number of crimes being committed by military staff since 1972 The population of the islands 13 million today Akemi Johnson concludes has suffered so much uring World War II and afterwards that the burden the bases still represent should at least be reduced by minimizing if not completely moving the bases to the Japanese mainland This book gave me insights in an aspect of post World War II history that I was not aware of Thank you NetGalley for the ARCLet me start by saying that I have not only studied at University and lived in Japan but have also served in the military and have been stationed in Japan and been to Okinawa many times I was leery at first to see what agenda the author had torn between my love for the people and culture of Japan and Okinawa and for my fellow service members and America I knew this book could go a number of ways I was very happy that the author not only conducted extensive research on both the Okinawan side but the American conducted extensive research on both the Okinawan side but the American as well as I feel that she was able to offer a uniue perspective to a ifficult and volatile situation without taking sidesIn her novel Ms Johnson looks at the troubled yet co A Secret Place dependent relationship between Okinawa and the United States since WWII through the lives of women on the island In each chapter she tells the N is complex than it seems In Night in the American Village journalist Akemi Johnson takes readerseep into the “border towns” surrounding the bases a world where cultural and political fault lines compel individuals both Japanese and American to continually renegotiate their own identities Focusing on the women there she follows the complex fallout of the murder of an Okinawan woman. ,