- 環境情報研究 = Journal of Environmental Studies
- no.9, pp.113-124, 2001-04-30
This is a part of the cooperative study entitled "Empirical Research on the Social and Cultural Characteristics of the Surrounding Area of Sanrizuka, Narita in Chiba Prefecture. Paying attention to the fact that there were some settlers, who were originally from Kumejima, Okinawa, had immigrated and had been repatriated from abroad after defeat of Japan, the present writer traces their "postwar history"-how they reestablished their lives in Sanrizuka, keeping the social and cultural ties and solidarity in the Okinawan community, and how they coped with the eviction problem from the airport site. Their stories provide a fresh perspective for looking at historical and contemporary significances both "Okinawa" and "Narita" in the postwar history of Japan.