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Women in the shadow of US military bases in Okinawa

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On this edition of Your Call, Akemi Johnson will discuss her new book Night in the American Village: Women in the Shadow of the US Military Bases in Okinawa.

Almost 75 years since the US first occupied the Japanese island, it still has 32 military bases there.  Over 50,000 American military members, contractors, and their families live on the island. Akemi explores the wounds of US-Japanese history and the cultural and sexual politics of the US military empire. 

 

Guest:

Akemi Johnson, author of Night in the American Village: Women in the Shadow of the US Military Bases in Okinawa

Web Resources:

Night in the American Village: Women in the Shadow of US Military Bases in Okinawa

Akemi Johnson

 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.