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On the Border Between 
Love and Hate

Shomei Tomatsu's iconic photographic series of the US
military presence in Japan is finally released as a book

CHEWING GUM AND CHOCOLATE. Photographs by Shomei Tomatsu.

Edited by Leo Rubinfien and John Junkerman. Published by Aperture, New York, 2014.

Hardcover with black-and-white illustrations, 224 pages.

On August 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito spoke to his Japanese subjects for the first time via radio broadcast. The shock of hearing the venerated emperor's voice—high-pitched with stilted enunciation—relaying the news that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allied Forces…

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