The city was rebuilt when i was there and we were told to stay away from Hachoili because they resented Americans. It was leveled by American bombs for a reason and it was not on account of military significance.1. You got that from a blog. Not a history source. So I have issues believing the truth, but here, also from a blog: "When I was stationed in Japan 1967-69, it was rumored not to venture near Hachioji, as they weren't too fond of Americans there. The story claimed aircrews would "Save one for Hachioji," since an aircrew was downed there and all were killed. I don't recall if the story was that the civilians killed them or they were beheaded.
However, in my research of B-29s, specifically the 315th Bomb Wing, I'm not sure of the validity of saving a bomb for a single city. In most cases, after the aircrew dropped their bomb load, even if they were able to save one, they were mostly interested in getting away from Japan, not risk flying to some small village to avenge an aircrews death. Just my opinion on the situation."
Like the Honcho outside Yokosuka? Agree. Is the Green Door still around? How bout Tom Popo's? The Green Door was a whorehouse and Tom's was a place for Americans to get BJs. Yeah Japanese culture.6. You know where Americans are treated with less respect? In areas surrounding your bases.
They do not want to be there anymore than you want them there. Yeah, they do want to get laid. So what. There were plenty of Japanese women willing to accommodate them for a price.Your soldiers are young, expect to get laid at every opportunity, and don't respect or understand Japanese culture or language.
Before i left Japan my ship pulled out. I had opportunity to witness all the Japanese wives of American servicemen out there cheating on their husbands in broad daylight. They acted like they did not know me. But, you know it is all relative. Philippines was even worse.So if you want to be treated with less respect, visit Japanese suburbs that surround American bases - Hachioji isn't like that, not even one bit. It's a very friendly city.