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Dear Miye: Letters Home from Japan, 1939-1946 (Asian America)

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The letters of Mary Kimoto Tomita tell the story of a young American woman of Japanese descent who, along with over ten thousand other Japanese Americans, was stranded in Japan during World War II. Mary's letters to her two closest friends, Miye Yamasaki, her childhood friend in California, and Kay Oka, another young Japanese American stranded in Japan, chronicle Mary's turbulent life from her arrival in Japan in 1939 and her experiences as a civilian employee of US forces in the first years of the American occupation. Mary's wartime letters and journal were destroyed in the Tokyo air raids, but shortly after she returned to the United States in January 1947, she wrote a memoir that reconstructed her wartime experiences. Selections from this account are included here to cover the war years. This is a fascinating account of a young woman defining herself against the demands of two competing cultures.

Synopsis:

These letters tell the story of a young American woman of Japanese descent who was stranded in Japan during World War II. They chronicle her turbulent life from her arrival in Japan through her experiences as a civilian employee of U.S. forces in the first years of the American occupation.

Synopsis:

These letters tell the story of a young American woman of Japanese descent who, along with over 10,000 other Japanese Americans, was stranded in Japan during World War II.

Synopsis:

“The letters give a sense of immediacy in her descriptions of conditions in prewar, wartime, and postwar Japan. They also reveal an ordinary, resourceful, sassy, yet vulnerable young woman negotiating her way through tough situations.”—Library Journal

“Tomitas commentary on the racial prejudices, economic disparities, moral dilemmas, and day-to-day social and sexual politics that she observed and experienced provides an intimate account of Japanese society, as well as a critique of U.S. society as represented in microcosm by the Allied occupation establishment.”—Asian Weekly

Table of Contents

1. The prewar letters, 1939-41; 2. The 'dear Kay' letters, 1941-1945; 3. The postwar letters, 1945-1946; Epilogue; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804724197
Editor:
Tomita, Mary K.
Translator:
Lee, Robert G.
Translator:
Lee, Robert G.
Editor:
Tomita, Mary K.
Editor:
Lee, Robert
Author:
Chang, Gordon H.
Author:
Tomita, Mary
Author:
Tomita, Mary Kimoto
Author:
Lee, Robert
Author:
Lee, Robert G.
Author:
Tomita, Mary K.
Adapted by:
Lee, Robert G.
Adapted:
Lee, Robert G.
Adapted:
Lee, Robert G.
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Location:
Stanford, Calif. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
Japanese ameracans
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans.
Subject:
Japanese Americans -- Japan -- Correspondence.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Japanese Americans -- Correspondence.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Asian America (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
19951231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 half-tones 1 map
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.29x6.33x1.24 in. 1.76 lbs.

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These letters tell the story of a young American woman of Japanese descent who was stranded in Japan during World War II. They chronicle her turbulent life from her arrival in Japan through her experiences as a civilian employee of U.S. forces in the first years of the American occupation.
"Synopsis" by ,
These letters tell the story of a young American woman of Japanese descent who, along with over 10,000 other Japanese Americans, was stranded in Japan during World War II.
"Synopsis" by ,
“The letters give a sense of immediacy in her descriptions of conditions in prewar, wartime, and postwar Japan. They also reveal an ordinary, resourceful, sassy, yet vulnerable young woman negotiating her way through tough situations.”—Library Journal

“Tomitas commentary on the racial prejudices, economic disparities, moral dilemmas, and day-to-day social and sexual politics that she observed and experienced provides an intimate account of Japanese society, as well as a critique of U.S. society as represented in microcosm by the Allied occupation establishment.”—Asian Weekly

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