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Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

IJET 2018 Vol.10(2): 121-126 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2018.V10.1045

Distribution of American Houses Around the USA Air Force Soon after the Second World War in Fukuoka, Japan

Makoto Taniguchi, Nobuo Mishima, and Takayuki Fuchikami
Abstract—This paper aims to clarify a case of distribution of American houses in the term of occupation by US forces after the second world war, especially focusing on the surrounding area of the US force base in Fukuoka, Japan. In several countries as well as in Japan, there still remain many traces of the second world war even though some of them are invisible and unrecognizable. The traces have possibility to be used and to be succeeded in one’s memory also for planning or designing architecture and urban spaces. The target area of this study is Kasugabaru area of Fukuoka city where a railway company developed for sports facilities area before the war and US forces stationed at the airport Japanese force made as the front line against the Allied Powers in the period of the war. After the war, the American soldiers lived mainly in the airport, but some of them lived in the city area until the area was returned to Japan. We used old housing maps and cadaster (land registration book)to make a distribution map of foreigner’s house and to analyze the characteristics. We could clarify the possibility that the distribution was related to the demand of the foreigners and the provision of land by land owners.

Index Terms—Land development along the railroads, requisition, American houses, occupation by US forces.

Makoto Taniguchi is with School of Urban Engineering at the Civil enginEering and Architecture Department of Saga University.1 Honjyo town, Saga prefecture, 840-0027 Japan (e-mail: 16577013@edu.cc.saga-u.ac.jp).
Nobuo Mishima and Takayuki Fuchikami are with School of Science and Engineering, Saga University, Japan (e-mail: mishiman@edu.c.saga-u.ac.jp, fuchi@edu.c.saga-u.ac.jp).

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Cite: Makoto Taniguchi, Nobuo Mishima, and Takayuki Fuchikami, "Distribution of American Houses Around the USA Air Force Soon after the Second World War in Fukuoka, Japan," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 121-126, 2018.

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