Unpacking Okinawa’s complexities

RETHINKING POSTWAR OKINAWA: BEYOND AMERICAN OCCUPATION Edited by Pedro Iacobelli and Hiroko Matsuda (Latham, Md: Lexington Books, 2017, 212 pp., $90, hardcover) If you remember the movies “Teahouse of the August Moon” or “The Karate Kid Part II,” then be prepared for a very different “Okinawa” in “Okinawa in Rethinking Postwar Okinawa: Beyond American Occupation.” […]

Author pays forward Japanese American legacy of resistance

RELOCATING AUTHORITY: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration By Mira Shimabukuro (Boulder, Colo.: University Press of Colorado, 2015, 248 pp., $26.95, paperback; $21.95, Ebook) In his essay for a 1999 Mike Mackey-edited anthology, “Remembering Heart Mountain,” Lane Hirabayashi cautions Japanese American incarceration scholars not to over-generalize about Japanese American “resistance” to oppression within the […]

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