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.Willcox hides the fact that in 1949 Okinawa was in postwar ruin and had very bad Willcox, the fraudulent fabricator of Okinawa sweet potato longevity diet makes false claim that Okinawan's longevity is the result of eating a diet of mostly sweet potatoes, he based his claim solely on a 1950 US government report on Okinawan food intakes survey conducted in 1949, he concludes that the diet consisted of mostly sweet potatoes was the secret to Okinawans' long life span. He also claims the high number of old age people is the evidence of longevity. The real truth is before WW2 Okinawa's traditional diet wasn't high in sweet potatoes but high in pork, and the high ratio of old age people on Okinawa islands was the result of US invasion on Okinawa islands during WW2 in which about 1/2 of Okinawa's young population was killed!
Willcox hides the fact that in 1949 Okinawa was in postwar ruin and had very bad food shortage crisis immediately after WW2 and into the early 1950s, meat supply was very short due to Okinawa's pre-war farm inventory of 100,000 hoof livestock on the islands were mostly killed during the heavy battles between Japanese troops and American troops.
According to a US government report made before WW2 there was average one hoof livestock as meat supply for every 3 to 4 Okinawans. After the war US government conducted a survey on the remaining living Okinawans who were starving to death, dying of malnutrition and diseases, but that horrible condition was not mentioned in the report, which Willcox uses, in order to cover up US military atrocities and war crimes committed on Okinawans in postwar time. The 1949 US government's physical and medical condition report on Okinawans was fabricated to make the world thinks the Okinawans were living happily and healthy when in fact they were not.
Willcoxs uses 65 years old data collected during a food shortage crisis in Okinawa in 1949. At the time the US government conducted the small survey the Okinawans had just came out of the biggest war with Americans. Okinawa islands were in ruin caused by US military bombings and fire burning during the battles.
In 1949 there was a food shortage for Okinawans because their homes and lands were confiscated by the US govt, who restricted their rights to fish, hunt and farm. Okinawans were starving and malnourished. They lived in badly make-shift shelters.
Here is the real truth about Okinawa:
In 1949 many Okinawans were in starvation due to food shortage after their lost in WW2 and the US military occupation that came afterward.
U.S. military invasion of Okinawa, launched in late March, 1945, bogged down into a devastating war of attrition that dragged on for three months, taking a recorded total of 237,318 lives, more than half of them Okinawan civilians. In the aftermath of massive human, material, and environmental destruction, entire Okinawan families were missing, and whole villages destroyed.
Many Okinawans in Japan mainland cities who hoped to escape the burnt-out ruins and return to their homeland after the war had nothing left to go back to. U.S. military seized local farmlands for a major expansion of military bases.
[An account by an Okinawan who lived through that food shortage period:] After living in the Koza refugee camp for about a year, we finally returned to Misato Village, moving into what was called “standardized housing” [prefabricated wooden huts with thatched roofs]. Food was still hard to come by. Although we received some rations—mostly canned goods—and clothing from the U.S. military, we were always hungry. The term “postwar palm fern hell” best describes conditions at a time when we ate anything, including wild plants, thought to be edible. One day, we fried [sweet] potato tempura in motor oil. My uncle insisted on eating some first to be sure it wasn’t poisonous. He always did that because, he said, he was old and weak, and didn’t expect to live much longer anyway. Three years later, he died.
Okinawans living on the Japan mainland today also recall atrocities committed by American soldiers. Battle-survivor Yamashiro Kenko recounted one of the all-too-frequent incidents of what Okinawans called “girl-hunts” (musume-gari). “After I was captured and brought to a shed with other refugees, one of the American soldiers picked out a young woman. Ignoring the screams of her children, he led her away at gunpoint and raped her.”161 Interviewed in July, 1999, another woman recalled, “I made sure to muss my hair and blacken my face with charcoal before the Americans took me to a refugee camp.” The U.S. government seized large tracts of privately owned farm land for its military bases, claiming that this was permitted by the “Rules of Land Warfare” under the 1914 Hague Convention. Yet these seizures continued long after the war ended, and the U.S. military still occupies these lands to this day. The Battle of Okinawa took more than a quarter of a million lives [half were Okinawans]. Most Okinawans who survived were left destitute, homeless, or both
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