Yes. A low point of that era was this murder of a Chinese-American (who was mistaken for a Japanese).30 years ago? During the 80s?
When you were studying in Japanese, did you study alone or took up class?My father and several of his friends fought in WWII in the Pacific against the Japanese , so I heard a lot of hate filled stories about the "little yellow monkeys" as they called them. In the 50's , TV and movies here in the US called them "dirty Japs" and they were always evil. When the Navy sent me to Japan for 2 years in 1970 , young military men I served with still called them "slant eyes" and couldn't wait to leave Japan. I went the other direction and fell in love with Japan and studied hard to learn Japanese. I fell in love with a young Japanese girl and planned to marry her. When I wrote home about getting married , I was told "if you marry a "dirty Jap" , DON"T COME HOME. So , I guess you can say I ran into a lot of negative things . As a side note , my Japanese girlfriend refused to move to America , so no marriage. I'm now 70 years old and I still say the 2 years in Japan were the best 2 years of my lifetime. JREF has always been my connection to Japan and I'm very thankful I found it. If you wonder why I didn't stay in Japan , I was bought up to love guns , shooting , and hunting in the Maine woods and just could not give that up. Posters like the one I posted below were quite common in the 40's and 50's. View attachment 32097