Bill Hosokawa's Out of the frying pan: reflections of a Japanese American PDF

By Bill Hosokawa

This can be a clean, own account of 1 of the best injustices in 20th-century US background. invoice Hosokawa, this country's top jap American journalist, tells how he, his spouse, and their child baby have been herded right into a US international battle II relocation camp in Wyoming. After graduating from the collage of Washington, the younger invoice Hosokawa won prominence as a reporter for the "Singapore Herald", the "Shanghai Times", and the "Far japanese Review". even if, his interment in the course of global warfare II all at once positioned his budding journalism occupation on indefinite carry. To his success, he stumbled on paintings at "The Denver submit" after the conflict, the place he rose in the course of the ranks from replica table leader to affiliate editor and editor of the editorial web page. regardless of his transitority imprisonment, Hosokawa controlled to start publishing his well known 'From the Frying Pan' column within the Pacific Citizen within the early days of worldwide warfare II, a column he wrote with no interruption for over fifty years.

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My legs were still unsteady. I found a cheap hotel room, slept around the clock, and took a slow, slow train for Portland. Alice, with a big, bright-eyed boy named Mike in her arms, was waiting for me on the platform. The attack on Pearl Harbor was less than a month and a half away. Page 25 Chapter Two From the Fire Into the Frying Pan On a bright, sunny Sunday morning, unusual for Seattle in December, I was raking leaves in the yard of my father's home when Alice appeared at the back door. ''Jack Maki's on the phone," she said.

Policy was to persuade the Japanese to leave China and let the Chinese straighten out their own admittedly chaotic affairs. But Washington was being totally unrealistic. Even then it was obvious to a casual visitor that the Japanese were prepared to stay, and gentle persuasion wasn't going to work. At the time, Shanghai had four English-language dailies. The North China Daily Mail was British-owned, looked like a British paper with classified advertisements on page one, and presented the British viewpoint.

Day after day, crates of spoiled lettuce, spinach, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, cantaloupes, and other perishables were hauled to the dump. On the other side of the railroad tracks was a Hooverville where hundreds of unemployed men lived in shacks made of carton boxes and old sheet metal. They ate whatever they could scrounge. The vegetables piling up in the market would have been a godsend. But NRA said surplus produce could not be disposed of until it was no longer fit for human consumption. Federal inspectors prohibited us from giving it away while it was still edible, even though they knew it would never sell.

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