This is a wonderful read. The writer, Sergeant Joe McCarthy (no relation), was an observant soul on matters involving the behavior of the Japanese natives when in the presence of Americans - their attire and demeanor; the accuracy of the bomb damage and the food available. A conversation is recalled that took place between the author and an English-speaking correspondent in which details about Japanese life during wartime prove revealing.
"Nobody here wants to have much to do with us. It looks as if there will be no fraternization problem in Japan."
But there was fraternization; click here to read about it...
Click here to read about August 28, 1945 - the day the American occupation began.
Click here to read about post-World War II Kyoto.
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