Reading & Discussion | Night in the American Village: Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa

  • en
Community Event

Jan 202025
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States


Join Akemi Johnson as she reads from her debut book, “Night in the American Village: Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa,” on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum, First and Central in Little Tokyo.

A legacy of World War II, these bases have been a fraught issue in Japan for decades — with tensions exacerbated by the often volatile relationship between islanders and the military, especially after the brutal rape of a 12-year-old girl by three servicemen in the 1990s.

But the situation is more complex than it seems. Johnson takes readers deep into the “border towns” surrounding the bases — a world where cultural and political fault lines compel individuals, both Japanese and American, to continually renegotiate their own identities.

Focusing on the women there, she follows the complex fallout of the murder of an Okinawan woman by an ex-U.S. serviceman in 2016 and speaks to protesters, to women who date and marry American men and groups that help them when problems arise, and to Okinawans whose family members survived World War II.

Thought-provoking and timely, “Night in the American Village” is a vivid look at the enduring wounds of U.S.-Japanese history and the cultural and sexual politics of the American military empire.

Johnson is a former Fulbright scholar in Okinawa and has written about the island for The Nation, Travel + Leisure, Explore Parts Unknown, and other publications. She has also contributed to NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Code Switch.”

The reading will be followed by a conversation with historian Lily Welty Tamai. The book will be available at the JANM Store.

This program is free in conjunction with the SoCal Museums Free-for-All, but RSVPs are encouraged.

For more information, call (213) 625-0414 or visit www.janm.org.

 

josephkamiya . Atualizado em Jan 21 2020 3:13 p.m.


<<

Janeiro 2020

>>

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31

Login or register to add an event

Also in United States

Fev 26 Japanese Tea Ceremony: Omotesenke
Fev 26 Japanese Tea Ceremony: Omotesenke Workshop
Fev 27 Professional Development Workshop: Advancing Your Career Your Way
Fev 28 Eraser Mountain
Fev 29 Hinamatsuri Girl’s Day Doll Display
Fev 29 Hinamatsuri Workshop: Kokeshi Doll Art with Mari Inukai
Fev 29 Author Discussion—<em>Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War ...
Mar 1 「コモン・グラウンド」日本語ツアー
Mar 1 Annual Hinamatsuri Kid's Crafts Day
Mar 1 Creative Play: Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Festival)
Mar 1 Japanese Folk Dancing
Mar 7 "Transcendients" Community Celebration: Challenging Borders
Mar 7 <em>Almond</em>—Author Discussion and Signing with Allen Say
Mar 7 JANM Members Only Learning at Lunch: Masumoto Family Farm
Mar 7 Hinamatsuri Girl’s Day Doll Presentation
Mar 7 Memory Crafting: How Do We Remember the Unspeakable, A Yonsei ...
Mar 10 Japan’s Alcohol Traditions: Sake, Shochu, Whisky &amp; More
Mar 13 Cybersecurity in the 21st Century: Outlook for Japan &amp; the ...
Mar 14 Two-Day Workshop: Indigo and Shibori in the 21st Century
Mar 15 Japanese Storytime for Little Ones
Abr 5 Creative Play: Sakura Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing)
Abr 5 Shibori: Japanese Tie Dye
Abr 7 Painting Edo: Early Modern Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection
Abr 16 Jerome/Rohwer Pilgrimage 2020
Abr 25 Sakura Matsuri 2020 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Abr 25 Manzanar Pilgrimage 2020
Mai 9 KUSAMA: COSMIC NATURE
Mai 10 Japan Day Festival at Central Park
Mai 16 Annual Amache Pilgrimage – May 16, 2020

Heróis Nikkeis: Pioneiros, Modelos e Inspirações

Leia as histórias Heróis Nikkeis >>

Receba novidades

Cadastre-se para novidades por e-mail

Journal feed
Events feed
Comments feed

Apoie o projeto

Descubra Nikkei

O site Descubra Nikkei é um lugar once você pode se conectar com outras pessoas e assim participar nas experiências dos nikkeis. Para continuar a manter e expandir este projeto, nós precisamos da sua ajuda!

Maneiras de ajudar >>

Projeto do Japanese American National Museum

Patrocinador principal: The Nippon Foundation