Occupying Power: Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan

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Index
Page numbers set in italic denote a table or figure.
Abandoned children, 67, 69
Abandoned women, 66
Abortion, 67–68
Abstinence, VD policies and, 33
Adult Entertainment Law (1947), 86, 142
Advertisements, 23, 90–91, 93
African American servicemen, 26–27, 40 54–55, 70, 155–156. See also Race and ethnicity
Ai no ko. See Biracial children
American Plan, 20
Anti-prostitution efforts, 3, 6, 11, 15–16, 20, 28–30, 35, 100, 152–153; biracial children and, 72–73; British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF), 44, 45–47; café culture and, 14; influence of sex work on children and, 70, 71, 96–97; local regulations and, 106–109; national legislation and, 104–106, 109–118; prewar Japan and, 12–13, 100–104; propaganda and, 28–29; Sasebo and, 96–97; women politicians and, 99–100, 112–114, 153. See also VD policies
Arrests and prosecutions. See Criminal prosecution
Australia: biracial children and, 72; interracial marriages and, 63–64, 65. See also British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF)
Babysan cartoons (Hume), 58, 59, 60, 123
Biracial children, 15, 66–73, 110, 155, 156
Birth control legislation, 67–68
“Blue-line” districts, 81, 85–86, 90. See also “Red-line” districts; sex work districts
Bribery scandals, 126–127, 195n22
Bride schools, 65
British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF), 18, 37; biracial children and, 67, 72; interracial marriages and, 63–64, 65; rape and sexual assault, 50–51, 53; sex work policies and, 6, 7–8, 36, 38–41; VD policies and, 43–47
Brothel owners: bribery scandals and, 126–127; police forces and, 135, 141; Prostitution Prevention Law and, 119, 120, 122, 157; punishments for, 114, 115
Brothels: American policies on sex work and, 29–30; anti-prostitution legislation and, 16; British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) and, 39; commercial sex industry and, 84–86, 88–89; debt contracts and, 84, 88–89, 101; foreign servicemen and, 3; indentured workers and, 12, 83, 84, 185n43; public opinion and, 82, 83; trade associations and, 86, 185–186n47. See also Recreational Amusement Association (RAA)
Brownmiller, Susan, 51, 52
Buck, Pearl, 70
Bush, George W., 147
Café culture, 14
Caroline Islands, 49–50
Censorship, 68, 69, 71, 78, 97, 105, 106, 154, 178n32, 182n104, 203
Chambers, Cyril, 41, 44–45
Child prostitution. See Underage sex workers
Child Prostitution and Child Pornography Law (1999), 146, 196n49

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