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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 061, Dr. Kazuhiro Oharazeki (Setsunan University) Oharazeki, Kazuhiro; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Oharazeki details the lives of Ameyuki-san, Japanese women who traveled to North America in the late Meiji period to work as prostitutes. We discuss the reasons these women left Japan and compare them to Karayuki-san who went to China before talking about the conditions these women faced in North America, how local communities responded, and what impact these experiences had on anti-prostitution movements in Japan and the United States.

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