With an interview with former Nagasaki Mayor Hitoshi Motoshima, the photography of Shomei Tomatsu, a play by Masataka Matsuda, the illustrated diary of Noboru Tokuda, soldier in the Imperial Army, and featuring Fiction, Poetry and Essays by:
Deni Y. Bechard * Christopher Yohmei Blasdel * Hiroshi Fukurai * Ryuta Imafuku * Setsuko Ishiguro * Roland Kelts * Mari Kotani * Leza Lowitz * Janice Nakao * Shogo Oketani * Tami Sakiyama * Kim Shi-Jong* Keijiro Suga * Iona Sugihara * Goro Takano * Ben Takara* Takayuki Tatsumi * Stewart Wachs * Stephen Woodhams * Kentaro Yamaki * Katsunori Yamazato
Over 100 photos and illustrations
Reader s Guide Included
The war haunts everything. It is the blot that names: zainichi, hibakusha, Okinawan, nisei, renunciant, POW, comfort woman, Merikan, juri. War s occupation will control and censor every outcome, will obliterate the aftermath of starvation, black markets, and prostitution, will reinstate the zaibatsu and create an economic miracle and subservient ally. The artists and writers here were and are the born-into recipients of all this. This is their memory.
from the Foreword by Karen Tei Yamashita, author of I-Hotel, National Book Award Finalist
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