The Girl with the White Flag Setting & Symbolism

Tomiko Higa
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Japan

Japan is the nation to which the island of Okinawa belongs. Tomiko, and her family, are all Japanese citizens. Japan is preparing for invasion from the American forces.

Okinawa

Okinawa is an island at the southern tip of Japan, which must be taken in order to invade the mainland. Okinawa is the home to the village of Shuri, where Tomiko and her family live. Okinawa is described as a beautiful and quiet place, with a rich history.

Shuri

Shuri is the village on the island of Okinawa where Tomiko and her siblings are born and raised. It is the town from which Tomiko and her family flee following the invasion of the island.

Signal Corps Station

The signal corps station is manned by Imperial Japanese troops. It is where Tomiko's father goes daily, to bring the soldiers supplies and food. After heading to the station, Tomiko's father...

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