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Okinawa's GI Brides: Their Lives in America

Etsuko Takushi Crissey


The disproportionate U.S, military presence in Okinawa, which began with the 1945 battle followed by twenty-seven years under U.S. military occupation, continues to this day. It has brought deadly accidents, serious crimes, including rape and murder, environmental destruction, and economic stagnation to what remains Japan’s poorest prefecture. These small islands bear 70 percent of the total U.S. military presence in Japan on 0.6 percent of the nation’s land area with less than 1 percent of its population. Yet, even as this burden of bases continues to impose dangers and disruptions, approxima ... More

Keywords: Disproportionate U.S. military presence, U.S. military occupation, Interviews, Questionnaire survey, International marriage, Immigrants, Racial minority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780824856489
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824856489.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Etsuko Takushi Crissey, author