A 1907 performance of Madama Butterfly, the story of American lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton and his Japanese lover, Cio-cio-san. Photo: Alamy
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

A romance between a British officer and a Japanese divorcee: timeless like Madama Butterfly

Amid the countless short-lived affairs between Western men and Asian women during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there is one that stands out

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A 1907 performance of Madama Butterfly, the story of American lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton and his Japanese lover, Cio-cio-san. Photo: Alamy
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