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Set in 1963 when the Japanese island of Okinawa was home to its native residents -- as well as Japanese colonists and American soldiers who were sent in increasing numbers to fight in Vietnam -- this drama recounts the racial tensions and chaos of those times as it tells the story of Takeshi, a half-Japanese, half-native Okinawan bartender who works at a popular watering hole for American servicemen. As is typical of such bars, there are plenty of prostitutes, the prettiest of whom is Michi whom Takeshi...more

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