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 Eurasians were treated much better than Amerasian generation (often abandoned with no father support)
When people talk about Japan...they talk about how it is homogenous..an idea that is strongly tied to the state

Tokugawa Period
People didn't think Japan was homoegenous, and ethnic difference was emphasized to distinguish groups (cultural markers)
Edo Period
Japan - closed country, no influence or trade from the West
1868-1912 Meiji Era
        Perry brought the racist ideas to Japan
        Colonialism - Japan saw what the West was doing, and didn't want that to happen to them so they built up their army
               Took their own colonies, co-prosperities but feeling inferior to the West 
                Using ideas of race to force superiority over the other countries
                Used education to get people to go along with their ideas
                Took over Hokkaido and Ainu cultural tribe, change to "yamato"
                Lots of people from Southeast Asia, Filipino, come to fill jobs AND YET the pure race idea persisists
The War Period, when the American-Japanese experience began
         Japanese men felt emasculated to have White men come and take the women
Ainoko - child born between people
Doubles - Daburu, connotes two cultures, two people in one as opposed to hafu (in 60's)
       Young people like this term, a stage of empowerment
Reggie Life - African-Americans in Japan
       Doesn't speak Japanese, interviewed only English-speakers
             It's been parents who make the movements for Double
Language becomes a real way of separating people
        Okinawan entertainer challenges stereotypes by learning traditional cultural knowledge


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