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A Japanese-American Boy An Outcast in Both Countries
on December 28, 2016
As a child born in Japan to an American soldier and a Japanese lady, I could relate to everything Benji was going through. My dad to leave us behind because she was considered a "war bride". Luckily for my mother and me, he re-entered the army and asked to return to Japan. He came back for us and had to to do paperwork to ask permission to get married and be recognized by the US Government to bring us back to the US as a family. I also felt discrimination while on my granny's farm in West Virginia for two years, being called "Jap" and "yellow skinned". By the way, I loved the writing and the story unfolding as it did.