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By Walter Hamilton

A relocating account of the lives of mixed-race young ones of occupied Japan. childrens of the career blends oral histories with an old and political research of overseas race kin and immigration coverage in North the US and Australia. It highlights the little-known tale of the hundreds of thousands of kids that resulted from the unions of jap ladies and Allied servicemen published to Japan following the second one international struggle. This strong narrative of loss, longing and reconnection is written by means of the ABC’s long-time Tokyo correspondent, Walter Hamilton.

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