An inquiry into the Kibei-Nisei ‘diasporic experiences’

CITIZENS, IMMIGRANTS, AND THE STATELESS: A Japanese American Diaspora in the Pacific By Michael R. Jin (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2022, 223 pp., $30, paperback) I feel a close kinship with this remarkable book by Michael R. Jin. In 2013, I was privileged to read his pioneering UC Santa Cruz dissertation, which he completed […]

Exploring the wartime Kibei-Nisei struggles

SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME: The Moral Dilemma of Kibei No No Boys in World War II Incarceration Camps By Takako Day (Middlebury, Vt.: Wren Song Press, 2014, 222 pp., $19.95, paperback) “What I have attempted to introduce in (‘Show Me the Way Home’),” writes Takako Day in the preface to her brilliant, […]