THE OCCUPATION: Fraternization Equation

General MacArthur's command decided to make a fresh start on a fraternization policy for U.S. occupation troops in Japan. Indoctrination material prepared in advance of the surrender had contained sharp warnings against fraternization (TIME, Aug. 27); this was squelched last week.

The experience of commanders in the European Theater was a guide for MacArthur's advisers. G.I.s might not want to fraternize with Japanese men, but it was a foregone conclusion that they would find Jap children cute; as for Japanese women, they have appealed strongly to most westerners who have lived in the country. When doughfeet crossed the Rhine, they...

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