Authors

Kensei Yoshida

Volume and Number

Studies on East Asia, Volume 23

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Publication Date

2001

Managing Editor

Edward H. Kaplan

Publisher

Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University

Abstract

Kensei Yoshida's Democracy Betrayed: The U.S. Occupation of Okinawa is easily the best history, analysis, and commentary we have on the United States's domina­tion from 1945 to 1972 over the unlucky people of Okinawa. It is written from an Oki­nawan perspective. Yoshida is of course aware that when the United States's formal do­minion over Okinawa ended in 1972 and it condoned a pro forma "reversion" of Oki­nawa to Japanese sovereignty, the semicolonial conditions he describes did not end. In fact, they continued and persist to the present day in an often exacerbated form. For the past fifty-six years, and with no end in sight, the American military has dominated the territory and 1.3 million people of the islands in total disregard of the values and wishes of the Okinawans themselves.

Identifier

0914584243

Publisher (Digital Object)

Resources made available by the Special Collections, Heritage Resources, and Western Libraries, Western Washington University

Geographic Coverage

Ryukyu Islands--History--1945-1972; Okinawa Island (Japan)--History--20th century; United States--Foreign relations--Japan--Ryukyu Islands; Ryukyu Islands--Foreign relations--United States

City

Bellingham, Washington

Keywords

Okinawa, Okinawa occuplation

Disciplines

Asian History

Rights

Copyright 2001, the Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Democracy Betrayed: Okinawa Under U.S. Occupation

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