By T. Fujitani
Race for Empire deals a profound and demanding reinterpretation of nationalism, racism, and wartime mobilization through the Asia-Pacific battle. In parallel case studies--of jap americans mobilized to serve within the usa military and of Koreans recruited or drafted into the japanese military--T. Fujitani examines the U.S. and eastern empires as they struggled to regulate racialized populations whereas waging overall warfare. Fujitani probes governmental regulations and analyzes representations of those soldiers--on movie, in literature, and in archival documents--to show how features of racism, nationalism, capitalism, gender politics, and the relations replaced on each side. He demonstrates that the U.S. and Japan grew to become more and more alike over the process the conflict, might be such a lot tellingly of their universal makes an attempt to disavow racism whilst they reproduced it in new methods and varieties.
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Also, the minimum age requirement, twenty-five, disqualified a large segment of the population. 3 percent of the Korean population in Japan was eligible to vote in the 1928 election, as compared to 20 percent of the metropolitan Japanese. Language barriers also made it difficult for Koreans in Japan to exercise their right to participate in elections. However, the Home Ministry’s 1930 decision to recognize votes using the Korean hangul syllabary and the 1934 revision to the Lower House Election Law (sh[giin giin senkyohO), which shortened the residency requirement to six months, lessened some of these impediments.
Minorities, including Japanese Americans, was tied to a larger propaganda campaign that tried to represent the United States as a nation that did not discriminate against any racial or ethnic minority. In this sense, the McCarrenWalter Act, which allowed the naturalization of Japanese in 1952, was not a simple reversal of a racist wartime policy that had discriminated against those identified with the enemy nation. Instead, like the measures to make Chinese eligible for naturalization in 1943, as well as Filipinos and Asian Indians in 1946, the act was part of a drive that crossed over the 1945 divide: its purpose was to mobilize an evergreater diversity and number of people for national projects, and to win allies of color.
33 Furthermore, given the high visibility of Japanese American evacuation and internment on the mainland, the government’s handling of this minority became one of the nation’s most sensitive and conspicuous barometers of the sincerity of its disavowal of racism. For a state that sought to manage the diversity of its domestic population and to further its political and economic interests throughout the nonwhite world, racism against Japanese Americans became an extreme embarrassment that had to be countered by highly visible demonstrations of America’s inclusion of them—most dramatically in the military—even as the camps continued to function (they did not completely close until after the war).