Amejo

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Amejo (アメ女, pronounced amé jo, from "ame(rika)" woman) is a Japanese derogatory term meaning American-(loving) girls and is directed to young Okinawan women who date male members of the U.S. armed forces, specifically white.[1] Okinawan women who date primarily black men are included under this term, but are usually referred to as kokujo (黒女, black woman).[2]

In her book Asian Mystique, author Sheridan Prasso speaks of the fetishizing that goes on between non-Asian males and Asian females:

Prasso explains the kokujo:

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  1. ^ "Amejo". Encarta. Microsoft. Archived from the original on November 2, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kokujo". Encarta. Microsoft. Archived from the original on November 2, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Prasso, Sheridan (April 29, 2009). The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls, and Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient. New York: Public Affairs. p. 296–297. ISBN 9780786736324. OCLC 903959965. Retrieved November 23, 2015.