The Mysterious Occident

Shut up in an Idaho relocation camp for three years, Shigeo Nagaishi, a Nisei, heard many a story of rising anti-Japanese sentiment on the Pacific Coast. He was not frightened; after all, his roots were in Seattle. Before Pearl Harbor, he had owned a house and run a grocery there. Last week, Shigeo Nagaishi, with his wife and three little girls, went back home.

The stories, apparently, were not wrong. Windows of neighboring houses immediately blossomed with signs: "No Japs." Someone broke into Nagaishi's garage, pulled all the wiring out of his automobile. Someone else painted' a skull and cross bones...

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