Akemi Johnson at the Mill Valley Rotary Club
November 5, 2019
Rotary Club of Mill Valley
Mill Valley CA

What is it like to live around a U.S. military base abroad?  She will read from and discuss her new book, "Night in the American Village: Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa", which explores the "borderlands" around the many American bases on this southern Japanese island. She'll touch on the history since WWII and how many Okinawans have a complex relationship toward the U.S. military presence.