Education: Okuda, Kojima and Company

Whatever trouble alien Japanese may cause in the U.S., government officials seem relatively calm about most Nisei—American-born U.S. citizens of Japanese ancestry. At Camp Shelby, Miss, last week an all-Nisei group was training for U.S. Army combat service. More than 1,000 young Nisei were enrolled in about 125 colleges in 37 states, finishing educations interrupted when they were evacuated from the West Coast in 1942.

A typical evacuated Nisei student is Oberlin College's lanky, 20-year-old, bespectacled Kenji Okuda. Son of a former Seattle expressman, he was raised as a Protestant, stood second in...

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