Midnight in Broad Daylight

Midnight in Broad Daylight
Author: Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN: 0062351958
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midnight in Broad Daylight Book Excerpt:

Meticulously researched and beautifully written, the true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II—an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption—and a riveting chronicle of U.S.–Japan relations and the Japanese experience in America After their father’s death, Harry, Frank, and Pierce Fukuhara—all born and raised in the Pacific Northwest—moved to Hiroshima, their mother’s ancestral home. Eager to go back to America, Harry returned in the late 1930s. Then came Pearl Harbor. Harry was sent to an internment camp until a call came for Japanese translators and he dutifully volunteered to serve his country. Back in Hiroshima, his brothers Frank and Pierce became soldiers in the Japanese Imperial Army. As the war raged on, Harry, one of the finest bilingual interpreters in the United States Army, island-hopped across the Pacific, moving ever closer to the enemy—and to his younger brothers. But before the Fukuharas would have to face each other in battle, the U.S. detonated the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, gravely injuring tens of thousands of civilians, including members of their family. Alternating between the American and Japanese perspectives, Midnight in Broad Daylight captures the uncertainty and intensity of those charged with the fighting as well as the deteriorating home front of Hiroshima—as never told before in English—and provides a fresh look at the dropping of the first atomic bomb. Intimate and evocative, it is an indelible portrait of a resilient family, a scathing examination of racism and xenophobia, an homage to the tremendous Japanese American contribution to the American war effort, and an invaluable addition to the historical record of this extraordinary time.

Citizens Immigrants and the Stateless

Citizens  Immigrants  and the Stateless
Author: Michael R. Jin
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN: 1503628329
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizens Immigrants and the Stateless Book Excerpt:

From the 1920s to the eve of the Pacific War in 1941, more than 50,000 young second-generation Japanese Americans (Nisei) embarked on transpacific journeys to the Japanese Empire, putting an ocean between themselves and pervasive anti-Asian racism in the American West. Born U.S. citizens but treated as unwelcome aliens, this contingent of Japanese Americans—one in four U.S.-born Nisei—came in search of better lives but instead encountered a world shaped by increasingly volatile relations between the U.S. and Japan. Based on transnational and bilingual research in the United States and Japan, Michael R. Jin recuperates the stories of this unique group of American emigrants at the crossroads of U.S. and Japanese empire. From the Jim Crow American West to the Japanese colonial frontiers in Asia, and from internment camps in America to Hiroshima on the eve of the atomic bombing, these individuals redefined ideas about home, identity, citizenship, and belonging as they encountered multiple social realities on both sides of the Pacific. Citizens, Immigrants, and the Stateless examines the deeply intertwined histories of Asian exclusion in the United States, Japanese colonialism in Asia, and volatile geopolitical changes in the Pacific world that converged in the lives of Japanese American migrants.

Tadaima I Am Home

Tadaima  I Am Home
Author: Tom Coffman
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-10-31
ISBN: 082487711X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tadaima I Am Home Book Excerpt:

Tadaima! I Am Home unearths the five-generation history of a family that migrated from Hiroshima to Honolulu but never settled. In the telling, the common Japanese greeting “tadaima!” takes on a perplexing meaning. What is home? Where most immigrants either establish roots in a new place or return to their place of origin, the Miwa family became transnational. With one foot in Japan, the other in America, they attempted to build lives in both countries. In the process, they faced the challenges of internment, a civilian prisoner exchange, the atomic bomb, and the loss of their holdings on both sides of the Pacific. The story begins and ends with the fifth-generation figure, Stephen Miwa of Honolulu, who is trying to get to the bottom of a shadowed reference to his family name: “The Miwas are unlucky.” Tom Coffman’s research tracks back to the founding sojourner, Marujiro, a fallen samurai, and to the sons of subsequent generations—Senkichi, a field laborer turned storekeeper; James Seigo, a merchant prince; Lawrence Fumio, a heroically struggling “foreign” student; and, finally, the contemporary Stephen, whose nagging questions drive him to excavate his enigmatic past. Among the book’s unusual finds, the most extraordinary is the fourteen-year-old Fumio’s student diary, which he maintained in Hiroshima from July 4, 1945, through his survival of atomic bombing and into the following autumn. The Miwas climbed from poverty to wealth, and then fell precipitously from wealth into poverty. The most recent generations have regrouped by dint of intense determination and devotion to education, exercised against the strange transformation of Japanese Americans from despised “other” to model minority. Throughout, this resilient family has kept an outwardly facing cheerfulness, giving no clues as to what they have been through. Tadaima! I Am Home confronts history from a largely unexplored transnational viewpoint, suggesting new ways of looking and seeing. Although it does not explicitly beg the question of internal security in the present, it poses new perspectives on immigration, acculturation, commitment to nation, and the marginalization of distrusted minorities.

Far East Down South

Far East  Down South
Author: Raymond A. Mohl,John E. Van Sant,Chizuru Saeki
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 081731914X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Far East Down South Book Excerpt:

Far East, Down South: Asians in the American South offers a collection of ten insightful essays that illuminate the little-known history and increasing presence of Asian immigrants in the American southeast.

Senso The Japanese Remember the Pacific War

Senso  The Japanese Remember the Pacific War
Author: Frank Gibney,Beth Cary
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-04-29
ISBN: 1317459989
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Senso The Japanese Remember the Pacific War Book Excerpt:

This acclaimed work is an extraordinary collection of letters written by a wide cross-section of Japanese citizens to one of Japan's leading newspapers, expressing their personal reminiscences and opinions of the Pacific war. "SENSO" provides the general reader and the specialist with moving, disturbing, startling insights on a subject deliberately swept under the rug, both by Japan's citizenry and its government. It is an invaluable index of Japanese public opinion about the war.

The Japan Chronicle

The Japan Chronicle
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1913
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Kōbe-shi (Japan)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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When Can We Go Back to America

When Can We Go Back to America
Author: Susan H. Kamei
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN: 1481401467
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Can We Go Back to America Book Excerpt:

In this dramatic and page-turning narrative history of Japanese Americans before, during, and after their World War II incarceration, Susan H. Kamei weaves the voices of over 130 individuals who lived through this tragic episode, most of them as young adults. It’s difficult to believe it happened here, in the Land of the Free: After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States government forcibly removed more than 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry from the Pacific Coast and imprisoned them in desolate detention camps until the end of World War II just because of their race. In what Secretary Norman Y. Mineta describes as a “landmark book,” he and others who lived through this harrowing experience tell the story of their incarceration and the long-term impact of this dark period in American history. For the first time, why and how these tragic events took place are interwoven with more than 130 individual voices of those who were unconstitutionally incarcerated, many of them children and young adults. Now more than ever, their words will resonate with readers who are confronting questions about racial identity, immigration, and citizenship, and what it means to be an American.

Twenty Five Yards of War

Twenty Five Yards of War
Author: Stephen Ambrose,Ronald J. Drez
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-12-13
ISBN: 0316469661
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twenty Five Yards of War Book Excerpt:

From the sinking decks of a navy cruiser to the cockpit of a doomed B-25 bomber, Ronald J. Drez takes us to the front lines of World War II. Through Drez's gripping narrative style, we meet twelve men, all ordinary soldiers, and learn what the war was like through their eyes, experiencing their own 'twenty-five yards of war.' The men in these pages represent all branches of the military who were sent on impossible missions, where they witnessed triumphs and tragedies. As a result of Drez's ten years of research and over 1,400 interviews, Twenty-Five Yards of War is a tribute to all of the soldiers who fought in World War II -- those who walked away with amazing stories to tell, and those who did not make it home.

The Japan Daily Mail

The Japan Daily Mail
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Business

International Business
Author: Oded Shenkar,Yadong Luo,Tailan Chi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN: 1135067589
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Business Book Excerpt:

The third edition of International Business offers an action-focused, practical approach to the topic, helping students understand the global business environment and its repercussions for executives. The book provides thorough coverage of the field, delving into fundamental concepts and theory; the cultural, political, and economic environment; international business strategies; and even functional management areas. More comprehensive than competing books, International Business includes: Strengthened, expanded global cases, examples, and 'industry' and 'country' mini-cases that give students practical insight into the ways companies actually behave within a competitive, global environment Updated coverage of key trends that impact how international business functions, including the drivers of globalization, e-commerce and the impact of the Internet, and international entrepreneurship New material on technology issues, the impact of the financial crisis, and problems in the EU Expanded discussion of the skills and strategies students need to succeed in today's international business environment, including dynamic capabilities, foreign direct investment, and market entry strategies Also featuring a companion website with a test bank, Powerpoint slides, and instructor’s manual, this book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students and instructors of any international business course.

Japan Weekly Mail

Japan Weekly Mail
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cross cultural Universals of Affective Meaning

Cross cultural Universals of Affective Meaning
Author: Charles Egerton Osgood,William H. May,Murray Samuel Miron,Murray S. Miron
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 1975
ISBN: 9780252004261
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Farm Journal

Farm Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1922
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Intrepid Woman

Intrepid Woman
Author: Betty Lussier
Publsiher: Naval Institute Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-07-10
ISBN: 1612513964
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intrepid Woman Book Excerpt:

A college student in Maryland when World War II began, Betty Lussier went to England to help the British fight off an impending invasion. Armed with a private pilot s license, she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary and was soon ferrying planes and pilots for the RAF, and her memoir describes those days in thrilling detail. After the Normandy invasion, when women pilots were barred from delivering planes to the combat zones on the continent, she complained to Sir William S. Stephenson, who was in the RAF with her father in World War I and headed British intelligence in the States. He steered her to the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services, which was recruiting field agents. Her experiences with a special liaison unit in Algeria, Sicily, Italy, and France helping to set up a chain of double agents and transmit misinformation to the enemy are described in compelling detail as she takes the reader step-by-step through some memorable cases that helped bring the war to an end.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1962
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congressional Record Book Excerpt:

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Rollerdrome and the Millionaire

Rollerdrome and the Millionaire
Author: Fred Smith
Publsiher: David R. Godine Publisher
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781574231830
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rollerdrome and the Millionaire Book Excerpt:

One of America's finest gay poets whose flat, dry, conversational Midwestern voice speaks with honesty and self-deprecating humor about the buttoned-down 1950s, the unbuttoned 1960s, and the out, proud, but embattled decades that have followed.

Hotel Warriors

Hotel Warriors
Author: John J. Fialka,Professor John J Fialka
Publsiher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Total Pages: 78
Release: 1992-03
ISBN: 9780943875408
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hotel Warriors Book Excerpt:

In this volume, whose title refers to the correspondents who covered the Persian Gulf war from posh hotels in Riyadh and Dhahran, Wall Street Journal reporter Fialka ably chronicles the day-to-day difficulties faced by reporters - ranging from sheer incompetence to outright obstruction on the part of the U.S. Army - and demonstrates the woeful inadequacy of the pool system set up by the military and the press. In large part, he lambastes the Army for its refusal to accommodate journalists and its general attitude of hostility toward the press. (In contrast, the Marines' flair for self-promotion resulted in coverage more extensive than their military role in the war warranted.) Fialka attributes a good deal of this attitude to the military's lingering distrust of the media rooted in the Vietnam War experience. While there was little overt censorship, most of the material written and photographed during the Gulf war was never seen by the American public, and, Fialka says, the Army was shortchanged in accounts of its speedy victory. Most important, says Fialka, the acrimonious relationship between the military and the media bodes ill for future collaborations between the two.

Grenades Guitars Guts Glory

Grenades  Guitars  Guts   Glory
Author: Sgt Ronold Ray,Gina Ray
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2008-12-01
ISBN: 1598587064
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grenades Guitars Guts Glory Book Excerpt:

World War II is in full swing and America is fighting furiously, for the first time in history, in two major wars on two foreign soils when approximately 50 million people will lose their lives. At age 81, Ronold Ray shares his unique experience thru basic training, serving in the Pacific Campaign and the Occupational Forces of Japan. Growing up in the Great Depression on a farm nestled in the lush, rolling hills of Central Texas in a family of twelve, it is a story about Ronold, along with his three best high school buddies who are restless and eager to join the service! Action-packed, full of near misses and pranks, Ray's adventures include eccentric and temperamental characters, unruly animals, a brush with the FBI, a tea party with Japanese officials, the War Crime Trials and the utter horrors of war. His life's lessons are sprinkled with humor even under the direst circumstances as told in Grenades, Guitars, Guts & Glory! Ray's inspiring story gives subsequent generations a glimpse of what life was like then, the sacrifices made by the men and women of this foregone era, and how the country pulled together at a time, like no other, to defend the precious freedoms of this great nation.

Encyclopedia of American National Parks

Encyclopedia of American National Parks
Author: Sara Dant Ewert,Hal Rothman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 649
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Historic sites
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of American National Parks Book Excerpt:

Examines the history, development, and legacy of the National Park System.

Harper s Young People

Harper s Young People
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children's periodicals, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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