Why did Japanese women turn their backs on American troops during the Occupation of Japan? What did the gesture mean?
My Great-uncle told me that this gesture has been bothering him since he landed. When they landed the women in the streets turned their backs as he marched by. He assumes it meant disrespect of some sort but he wants a more exact reason why they did it. I can't find mention of it through Google searches, nor photos, nor personal accounts of that event.