Cover of September 1967 Ebony

From Playing in the Shadows: Fictions of Race and Blackness in Postwar Japanese Literature by Will Bridges

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  • Figure 4. The cover of the September 1967 issue of Ebony magazine, which features eight photographs of black Japanese “war babies” entering young adulthood in the long 1970s. They are, in the words of Ebony, “Japan’s Rejected: Teen-age war babies [who] face [a] bleak future.”