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From Conquest to Containment: Asia

C. T. Sandars

in America’s Overseas Garrisons: The Leasehold Empire

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296874
eISBN:
9780191685293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296874.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the U.S. government's determination to take sole control of Japan and the Pacific region after World War II. The U.S. was determined to keep other allies, particularly Russia, ... More


Afterword: Traces of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Mamoru Akamine

Robert Huey (ed.)

in The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855178
eISBN:
9780824872953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855178.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The author summarizes Ryukyu’s historical position in East Asia, noting how its own changes reflected the broader changes East Asian was going through. He argues that, though part of Japan today, ... More


From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima

CHUSHICHI TSUZUKI

in The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205890
eISBN:
9780191676840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

The frontier wars of the 1930s had been more than ‘sideshows’ to the later Asia-Pacific War; they illustrate the process of the ‘abject slide’ into the war. The frontier war with Russia is ... More


‘Japan Incorporated’ and Radical Challenges, 1965–1973

CHUSHICHI TSUZUKI

in The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205890
eISBN:
9780191676840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

This chapter addresses the stability of the Sato Eisaku government that depended largely on continuing high economic growth. It starts by discussing rapid economic growth and its problems. A ... More


Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th-Century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa

Yuichiro Onishi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762646
eISBN:
9780814762653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762646.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book introduces the dynamic process out of which social movements in black America, Japan, and Okinawa formed Afro-Asian solidarities against the practice of white supremacy in the twentieth ... More


Sea of Opportunity: The Japanese Pioneers of the Fishing Industry in Hawaii

Manako Ogawa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839611
eISBN:
9780824869595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839611.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book provides new insights into Japanese lives in Hawai‘i by offering an alternative chronological history unique to fishing communities. In Japan, fishermen and their families constantly ... More


“We Are Real Democrats”: Legal Debates and Cold War Unionism before Castro, 1940–1954

Jana K. Lipman

in Guantanamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255395
eISBN:
9780520942370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255395.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The U.S. military appeared strong and intact, and its archipelago of bases was well equipped to defend against communism and to maintain U.S. military and economic dominance. The Navy Civil Engineer ... More


Conclusion

Ka-che Yip

in Disease, Colonialism, and the State: Malaria in Modern East Asian History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095878
eISBN:
9789882206854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095878.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This section explains that the essays in this book have examined both the temporal and spatial aspects of the development of various approaches to combating malaria during the colonial and ... More


Alegal: Biopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life

Annmaria M. Shimabuku

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282661
eISBN:
9780823285938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282661.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Alegal reveals modern Okinawa to be suspended in a perpetual state of exception: it is neither an official colony of Japan or the U.S., nor an equal part of the Japanese state. Today it is the site ... More


Introduction

Kären Wigen

in A Malleable Map: Geographies of Restoration in Central Japan, 1600-1912

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259188
eISBN:
9780520945807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259188.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The map of Japan—a collection of forty-three prefectures, forming a smooth arc from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south—is as familiar as to seem eternal. Japan's best known episodes took ... More


Introduction

Steve Rabson

in The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835347
eISBN:
9780824871772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835347.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter presents a historical background of Okinawa's past in order to reveal the underlying tensions between the prefecture and mainland Japan. Like minorities elsewhere, Okinawans ... More


The Homeland

Steve Rabson

in The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835347
eISBN:
9780824871772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835347.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter acts as a general overview to the Okinawa Prefecture—its history, geographical quirks, demographics, climate, wildlife, migration patterns, and so on. What the Japanese government ... More


An Occupied Homeland (1945–1972)

Steve Rabson

in The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835347
eISBN:
9780824871772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835347.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks at the ways in which Okinawans coped with hardships arising out of Japan's surrender post-World War II and the American military occupation. By mid-August 1945, when Japan's ... More


“Intimate Frontiers”: Disciplining Ethnicity and Ainu Women’s Sexual Subjectivity in Early Colonial Hokkaido

Ann-Elise Lewallen

in The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852801
eISBN:
9780824868666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852801.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Modernist historiography has long bracketed Ezo (present-day Hokkaido) and Okinawa as internal colonies, conventionally dismissing them from discussions of Japan’s imperial project. This historical ... More


Corporatist Cabinets and the Emergence of the “1955 System,” 1955–1972

Brian Woodall

in Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145013
eISBN:
9780813145327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145013.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter traces the evolution of Japan’s cabinet system in the first years of the “1955 System,” during which time a seniority system for cabinet ministers became established. Because Liberal ... More


The End of the Kingdom

Mamoru Akamine

Robert Huey (ed.)

in The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855178
eISBN:
9780824872953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855178.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

In what became controversially known as the “Ryukyu Shobun,” the new Meiji government gradually took over Ryukyu, starting by using a massacre of Ryukyuan sailors in Taiwan as a pretext to claim ... More


Nakayoshi Group: Postwar Okinawan Women’s Articulation of Identity in America

Wesley Ueunten

in Trans-Pacific Japanese American Studies: Conversations on Race and Racializations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824847586
eISBN:
9780824873066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847586.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter is based on participant observations and interviews with Okinawan women who immigrated to the U.S. after World War II as wives of Americans men who had been stationed in Okinawa as part ... More


Introduction: A Result of American Bases

Etsuko Takushi Crissey

in Okinawa's GI Brides: Their Lives in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824856489
eISBN:
9780824875619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856489.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

After World War II, the U.S. military built vast installations and imposed occupation rule until 1972. For all the post-war years Okinawans have lived next door to American bases. As one result, ... More


The US Military in Okinawa

Etsuko Takushi Crissey

in Okinawa's GI Brides: Their Lives in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824856489
eISBN:
9780824875619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856489.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Battle of Okinawa, which began in late March and ended in late June, 1945, took the lives of 94,000 Japanese soldiers, 28,000 Okinawans in local defence corps, which included middle school boys, ... More


Beyond Gender Asymmetry and Male Privilege

Robert A. Paul

in Mixed Messages: Cultural and Genetic Inheritance in the Constitution of Human Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226240725
eISBN:
9780226241050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241050.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

While gender asymmetry entailing male social and cultural superiority is widely found in the ethnographic record, it is not universal or necessary; rather it is one formulation of the distinction ... More


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