This week, we wrap up the series with a look at black history during the Occupation and Postwar eras, with some final thoughts on the series as a whole.
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Yamashiro, Jane. Redefining Japaneseness: Japanese Americans in the Ancestral Homeland.
Kato, Tsunehiko. “The History of Black Studies in Japan: Origin and Development.” Journal of Black Studies 44, No 8 (November, 2013)
Okada, Yasuhiro. “Negotiating Race and Womanhood Across the Pacific: African American Women in Japan under US Military Occupation, 1945-52.” Black Women, Gender + Families 6, No 1 (Spring, 2012).
Carter, Mitzi, and Aina Hunter. Multiculturalism in the New Japan: Crossing the Boundaries Within.
Russell, J.G. “Race and Reflectivity: The Black Other in Contemporary Japanese Mass Culture.” in Contemporary Japan and Popular Culture, ed. John Whittier Treat.