Okinawa and the U.S. Military

Okinawa and the U.S. Military

Identity Making in the Age of Globalization

eBook - 2007
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In 1995, an Okinawan schoolgirl was brutally raped by several U.S. servicemen. The incident triggered a chain of protests by women's groups, teachers' associations, labor unions, reformist political parties, and various grassroots organizations across Okinawa prefecture. Reaction to the crime culminated in a rally attended by some 85,000 people, including business leaders and conservative politicians who had seldom raised their voices against the U.S. military presence. Using this event as a point of reference, Inoue explores how Okinawans began to regard themselves less as a gro.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
ISBN: 9780231511148
0231511140
Characteristics: 1 online resource (313 pages)

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