The presenter reports on her interview with two ethnic Korean residents of Utoro, a small impoverished village in Japan's Kyoto Prefecture.

Key words: military airport, 'nagaya' (row houses), 'Shinchugun' (American Occupation Forces), Nissan, Nishinihonsyokusan, water pipes, 'kyoseitekkyo' (forced evacuation), South Korean Government.

This three-part video is comprised of an end-of-semester presentation about the extraordinary suffering -- and "tiny happiness" -- of the presenter's grandmother, a follow-up mini-presentation that focuses on 'Goze' (the source of the presenter's grandmother's "tiny happiness"), and finally, a text-based portrait of Kobayashi Haru, the last Goze of Japan.

Key words: poverty, government oppression, Goze (blind itinerant female singers-musicians), Kobayashi Haru: Living National Treasure, Honma Shoko, Momoku-no-Tabibito.




By interviewing her grandmother, the presenter featured in this video examines the thinking behind the wartime slogan, "Hoshigarimasen katsumadewa":