chapter  4
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Representing Okinawa: Contesting images in Japanese cinema

I can’t trust America which only regards Okinawa’s military importance as

a keystone of the Pacific. Nor can I rely on Japan, so-called mother-land for

us. I am totally disgusted with the states which have mercilessly determined

who I am without ever consulting me. I am not an American. I am not a

Japanese. I may not be an Okinawan. How long for do I have to keep going on

like this?