Out of the Frying Pan: Reflections of a Japanese American

Out of the Frying Pan: Reflections of a Japanese AmericanFrom Vividly Recollected Experience, Out Of The Frying Pan Is A Fresh, Personal Account Of One The Greatest Injustices In 20th Century U.S History Bill Hosokawa, This Country S Leading Journalist Of Japanese Descent, Tells How He, His Wife, And Their Infant Child Were Herded Into A U.S World War II Relocation Camp In Wyoming After Graduating From The University Of Washington, Young Bill Hosokawa Gained Prominence As A Reporter For The Singapore Herald, The Shanghai Times, And The Far Eastern Review However, His Interment During World War II Abruptly Put His Budding Journalism Career On Indefinite Hold To His Good Fortune, He Found Work At The Denver Post After The War, Where He Rose Through The Ranks From Copy Desk Chief To Associate Editor And Editor Of The Editorial Page And Despite His Temporary Imprisonment, Hosokawa Managed To Begin Publishing His Popular From The Frying Pan Column Many Selections Are Reproduced In This Volume In The Pacific Citizen In The Early Days Of World War II, A Column He Wrote Without Interruption For Over Fifty Years In Out Of The Frying Pan, Hosokawa Offers His Insights On The Gradual Reassimilation Of The Japanese American Community Into The Mainstream Of American Life After The Bitterness Of Interment Bringing His Narrative Into The Present, He Examines With Humor And Insight The Current Place Occupied By Japanese Americans In The Larger Culture Of Our Nation. This book is by a Japanese American journalist and includes material about the internment camps plus other parts of his life.Even when he was in elementary school there was anti Japanese prejudice He was due to play the part of George Washington in a school play, but some parents objected to a Jap boy playing the father of our country The principal overrode their objections, apparently.As he was developing his career as a journalist he was stationed in China for a while, traveled to Japan and back to the US He seems to believe that war between the US and Japan was inevitable since the US wanted Japan out of China and there was absolutely no way they were going to voluntarily leave.He writes about his area of Seattle where, before the internment, parents demanded that 27 Japanese American women secretaries be fired They all voluntarily resigned He also writes about how the early evacuations started, beginning with Terminal Island and moving on from there.He notes that another name for the Puyallup Assembly Center was Camp Harmony This was where he was sent On June 12, 1942, he writes, soldiers with machine guns were staring down at them from guard towers whereas before the guard weren t very noticeable

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Out of the Frying Pan: Reflections of a Japanese American
  • Bill Hosokawa
  • English
  • 02 December 2017
  • 9780870815133