By F. Kinchin & T. W. Melluish Smith
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47 Their pleas became so common during the first weeks of the Occupation that the absence of kids crying out for “chocoletto” or “cigaretto” was a sure sign that the Americans had not yet reached an area. 49 Thus within a half-year of the Occupation, Americans GIs and Japanese children were “busily re-playing the pleasant age-old comedy of the soldier and the little kid,” reported the New York Times. S. 50 Eventually SCAP promoted GI philanthropy toward Japanese children to encourage caring and charity among its servicemen, especially during the holiday season—a strategy that worked extraordinarily well with Master Sergeant Hugh O’Reilly from the Bronx.
65 Hume and Annarino declared that Baby-san was a new postwar type of Japanese woman, not at all like the ones American servicemen expected— namely, the “‘Madame Butterfly’ type” with “an elaborate hairdo . . 67 Her face is oval. Her cheekbones are high. Her nose is pug. Her mouth is pouty. Her lips are a blazing scarlet, playing up what she judges from American movies to be the fashionable standard. Her hair is long and dark and slung into a peek-a-boo hair-do. Compared to American girls, she is short.
S. servicemen felt toward Japan. Relations with Japanese women, however, did not always mean a reduction in hostility. a. Pierre Loti) did of his temporary bride while sta- 40 America’s Geisha Ally tioned in Nagasaki sixty years earlier. At a Kobe train station, Lucy Crockett witnessed two young GIs on their way back to the United States, callously saying their good-byes from their train seats to two tearful Japanese women on the platform. ’ the young man answered with a laugh: ‘Come back? ’”75 GIs weren’t supposed to fall in love with these “gooks” of “such a strange and smelly country,” as Mississippian Elliott Chaze described Japan.
Ancient Greek: A Foundation Course by F. Kinchin & T. W. Melluish Smith