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Thread #84555   Message #1563969
Posted By: NH Dave
14-Sep-05 - 11:19 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I'll Bet You're Sorry Now, Tokyo Rose
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll Bet You're Sorry Now, Tokyo Rose
Little Hawk, I have to disagree with your thought of what might have happened to her had the Japanese won their part of the war. People more experienced than I have stated that the Japanese, as a society, are some of the most zenophobic people going. He'd married a Japanese woman, lived with them for a number of years, did business with them on a daily basis, and finally returned home because he got tired of being treated as fifth class citizen, lower even that we treat blacks in America. If he boarded a bus or train, every seat would fill up until finally when there were no more seats the locals would start filling up the seats around where he was sitting.

"Tokyo Rose", Ida as a neisi would have been subject to this same hostility, perhaps more so because their war had just been lost, and because her family left Japan and made a home in America.