Prisoners of the Empire: Inside Japanese POW Camps

Harvard University Press, 2020

A pathbreaking account of World War II POW camps challenges longstanding beliefs that the Japanese Empire carried out a policy of prisoner abuse.



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Occupying Power Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan

Stanford University Press, 2012

The year was 1945. Hundreds of thousands of Allied troops poured into war-torn Japan and spread throughout the country. The effect of this influx on the local population did not lessen in the years following the war’s end. In fact, the presence of foreign servicemen also heightened the visibility of certain others, particularly panpan—streetwalkers—who were objects of their desire.


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