Democracy in Contemporary Japan

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Gavan McCormack, Yoshio Sugimoto, M.E. Sharpe
M.E. Sharpe, 1986 - Civil rights - 272 pages
This title was first published in 1986: This is a study of "karayuki-san", impoverished Japanese women sent abroad to work as prostitutes from the 1860s to the 1920s. It follows the life of one prostitute, Osaki, who is persuaded as a child of ten to accept cleaning work in Borneo and then forced to work as a prostitute in a brothel.

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Japan in a state of transition
The manipulative bases of consensus in Japan

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Sandakan Hachiban Shokan" received the Fourth Oya Shoichi Prize for Non-Fiction Literature and it has been translated into Korean and Chinese, and a movie based on it, "Sandakan Hachiban Shokan Boyoko", was produced by Kumai Kei in 1974.

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