This week: what was it like to live through the Occupation? How did people get by? And why is Kurosawa Akira objectively the greatest director ever?
Listen to the episode here.
Dower, John. Embracing Defeat.
Mansfield, Stephen. Tokyo: A Cultural and Literary History.
This fantastic exploration of nutrition in Occupation Japan.
Sakamoto, Rumi. “Pan Pan Girls: Humiliating Liberation in Postwar Japanese Literature.” Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies 7, No. 2 (2010).