November 25, 2016

An identity lost in post-war Japan took 67 years to reclaim

KASHIWA, Japan (AP) - At a public bath in a Yokohama slum in the 1950s, a red-haired girl scrubs her skin with a pumice stone, hard, to try to get the white out.

Other kids sometimes taunt her. "American, American." She yells back, "I'm Japanese!"

She is told she was ...

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