Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Destiny's LandfallA History of Guam, Revised Edition$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Robert F. Rogers

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824833343

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824833343.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use.date: 06 December 2021

The Way of the Samurai 1941–1944

The Way of the Samurai 1941–1944

(p.152) Chapter 10 The Way of the Samurai 1941–1944
Destiny's Landfall

Robert F. Rogers

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter focuses on Guam at the outbreak of World War II and the subsequent invasion by the Japanese. Under the assumption that Japan would permanently retain Guam, the Japanese authorities renamed the island as well as Agana and all the villages. Guam became Ōmiyajima (Island of the Imperial Court), while Agana became Akashi (Red City). As the Chamorros would learn, the symbolism of the color red was ominously appropriate to life under the already bloody bayonets of their new conquerors. Conditions in Guam were harsh, and in order to keep up with wartime demands, the Japanese occupation has resulted in forced labor, food shortages, and a number of more violent atrocities as the pressures of war begin to take its toll in the region.

Keywords:   Japan, World War II, Japanese occupation, Ōmiyajima, wartime pressures, war crimes

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.