A personal report, from an 18 months' assignment in the Red Cross, on occupied Japan, this has the advantage of daily...

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POPCORN ON THE GINZA

A personal report, from an 18 months' assignment in the Red Cross, on occupied Japan, this has the advantage of daily contact with Japanese people of all sorts, and of daily living with other workers and sharing their experiences. She has watched the effect of the conquerors on the conquered in individual instances, has observed the good -- and bad manners on each side; she has accounts of black market operations and shopping problems. She is interested in the results of the emancipation of Japanese women and how they take their now status; she has learned about the GI, and his feelings for his ex-enemy; she has had experience with Japanese children, with the Japanese interest in U.S. dancing and moving pictures. The whole effect is a very human picture of the impact of the new ""jeep world"" on isolated people, of life in Japan today, and of the forces, official and otherwise, that are influencing the country's future. An interesting footnote to other professional books along the same, but more impersonal lines.

Pub Date: Jan. 12, 1948

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Page Count: -

Publisher: William Sloane

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1948