When Empire Comes Home: Repatriation and Reintegration in Postwar Japan

Citation:

L. Watt, When Empire Comes Home: Repatriation and Reintegration in Postwar Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2010.
When Empire Comes Home: Repatriation and Reintegration in Postwar Japan

Abstract:

Following the end of World War II in Asia, the Allied powers repatriated over six million Japanese nationals from colonies and battlefields throughout Asia and deported more than a million colonial subjects from Japan to their countries of origin.

Depicted at the time as a postwar measure related to the demobilization of defeated Japanese soldiers, this population transfer was a central element in the human dismantling of the Japanese empire that resonates with other post-colonial and post-imperial migrations in the twentieth century.

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Introduction

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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series: 317