New novel shows effects of World War II on Japan
- KYUSHU, Japan – Author Hana da Yumiko’s parents saw the Japan of pre- and
post-World War II. She heard the accounts of the challenges her parents
faced and how things have improved in her homeland of Kyushu, Japan. Her
new novel, “Isolated Connected Kyushu Island: In a Triangle of Western
Influence, Communism and Legends” (published by WestBow Press) draws from her parents’ and grandparents’ real-life accounts.
Yumiko wrote her book with a desire to express gratitude to the people
who brought freedom and democracy to Japan. She details the unique history
Kyushu, the third largest island of Japan. She explains life on the island
and how human rights and equality became a part of life.
Yumiko’s parents watched this change occur as they experienced life with
a militaristic government before the Japanese parliament took over. Her
father told her of the strict, harsh environment he lived in before the
author’s birth. Her mother told her of the inequality women faced daily
in the former society.
Yumiko looks back to the days that her father at 9 years of age had training
to attack American tanks with bamboo. Yumiko also credits the U.S. with
influencing Japan’s government and hopes that American readers will learn
how Japanese people like herself feel about the U.S.
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“Isolated Connected Kyushu Island”
By Hana da Yumiko
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781490863399
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781490863382
E-Book | 384 pages | ISBN 9781490863375
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