Japanese Reflections on World War II and the American Occupation presented aboard the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor
Published in our Asian History series, Japanese Reflections on World War II and the American Occupation presents an unforgettable up-close account of the effects of World War II and the subsequent American occupation on Oita prefecture, through firsthand accounts from more than forty Japanese men and women who lived there.
Authors Edgar and Ran Ying Porter were invited to present their book aboard the USS Missouri for one of their educational evenings open to the public. Most of those attending were retired veterans, some from WWII. The book begins with a story about the bombing of Pearl Harbour and closes one of the final chapters describing the surrender on the deck of the Missouri ship.
It was therefore a fitting and moving experience for the authors to present their book aboard the very ship, just two days before the December 7th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.