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Adios to Tears: The Memoirs of a Japanese-Peruvian Internee by Seiichi Higashide

By Seiichi Higashide

Adios to Tears is the very own tale of Seiichi Higashide (1909–97), whose lifestyles in 3 nations used to be formed through a extraordinary and little-known episode within the historical past of worldwide battle II. Born in Hokkaido, Higashide emigrated to Peru in 1931. via the overdue Nineteen Thirties he was once a shopkeeper and group chief within the provincial city of Ica, yet following the outbreak of global struggle II, he―along with different Latin American Japanese―was seized via police and forcibly deported to the U.S.. He used to be interned at the back of barbed cord on the Immigration and Naturalization carrier facility in Crystal urban, Texas, for greater than years.

After his unlock, Higashide elected to stick within the U.S. and at last grew to become a citizen. For years, he used to be a pacesetter within the attempt to acquire redress from the yankee executive for the violation of the human rights of the Peruvian jap internees.

Higashide’s relocating memoir was once translated from jap into English and Spanish throughout the efforts of his 8 teenagers, and was once first released in 1993. This moment variation features a new Foreword through C. Harvey Gardiner, professor emeritus of background at Southern Illinois collage and writer of Pawns in a Triangle of Hate: The Peruvian eastern and the United States; a brand new Epilogue via Julie Small, cochair of crusade for Justice–Redress Now for jap Latin american citizens; and a brand new Preface via Elsa H. Kudo, eldest daughter of Seiichi Higashide.

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My main goal was to work at the company and continue my studies at night school-nothing else crossed my mind. I fervently appealed to the owner of the shop by telling him of my long-held hopes of going to night school. Fortunately. " When I heard that, my heart jumped withjoy. I bowed my head repeatedly and thanked him by saying, "Arigatogozaimasu. " But it happened that the shop owner's final question was to undo me. " I was suddenly brought to earth. If I had answered, "Yes, they agree," it would have been passed over; but I was a country-bred youth of 15 and lies did not come readily to my lips.

On steep slopes we had to attach a chain to the sledge and, while braking it, carefully lower it down. This was extremely difficult work that required both strength and technique. Yet, when I look back on it now, those times seem encased in dream-like enchantment. The Yoshimura Farm and Tenant Farmers About 1919, a person named Nishimichi, who had been an office worker for a copper mine in either Ishikawa or Toyama prefectures, was left jobless when the mine closed down. I don't know what connection existed between our family and the Nishimichi family, but his family offour came over to Hokkaido to seek Father's help.

He then sought help from other sources and eventually obtained a passport for me under the pretext that I had been called over for employment by Mosaburo Ota, the Lima Branch manager of the (Japan) Overseas Development Corporation. According to Professor Umehara, he had heard of Mr. Ota from Kiichi Oshima, then principal of the Hokkaido Settlers' School. Mr. " On that basis, the professor prepared documents stating that I had been summoned by Mr. Ota and applied for the passport. In form the application was not entirely illegal, but in content they were close to forgeries.

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