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Shifting Traffic Line towards Recreational Facilities:
Interaction between “Cyclos” and the Government in Sasebo during the Korean War
Yasuaki Dan
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Volume 2015 (2015) Issue 28 Pages 124-135

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Since the outbreak of the Korean War, Sasebo City has received favors because it hosts a U.S. army and navy base. During the war, the number of cyclos that carried officers and soldiers to recreational facilities with prostitutes in Sasebo's red-light district increased. The local government passed ordinances that enabled it to clamp down on these cyclos and “liquidate” them. With these changes in the law and the government's enforcement of the ordinances, the cyclos changed their routes and the urban experience.

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