From Library Journal
In the summer of 1941, Murata (who later became a writer and editor-in-chief of the Japan Times ) arrived in the United States, determined to surmount cultural and language hardships and obtain a college education. Within half a year he was caught up in the relocation brought on by his country's attack on Pearl Harbor. The fact that he experienced little discrimination and found the internment not particularly harsh may be due to his perspective: he came from a society which was much less affluent and more socially repressive, so his yardstick was much different than that of Japanese Americans. And it is in this perspective that one finds value in a book that is otherwise unremarkable, either for the topic it covers or the depth of the author's prose. For public library and subject area academic collections.- Kenneth W. Berger, Duke Univ. Lib., Durham, N.C.
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