The Japanese In Hawai'i: Okage Sama De

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By Dorothy Ochiai Hazama and Jane Okamoto Komeiji

Facing injustices and hardships upon arriving in Hawai’i, Japanese contract immigrants demonstrated determination and perseverance in their struggle to gain acceptance. Later, as members of the legendary 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, as well as unsung heroes of the Interpreters’ group, these same virtues helped them emerge among the leaders during the postwar years to shape the new Hawai’i.

The Japanese in Hawai’i: Okage Sama De is a chronological account of these immigrants. Enhanced by oral history excerpts and brief biographical sketches, it includes numerous photographs, many from treasured family albums, adding a personal dimension to the history. Previously published in 1986, this new publication has been updated for 2008.

Printed in the USA.

Soft cover. 368 pages. Book measures approximately 6 inches by 9 inches.

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