Two Firsts

Two foreign-born Japanese made news in the U.S. last week:

¶ Kamematsu Osada, 68, became the first to return to a California defense area since the evacuation of early 1942. He turned up in Sacramento with his proudest possession, a canary named Dick, that can whistle America. Osada was allowed to come home when his wife, a white U.S. citizen who had remained behind, fell ill. Reaction to Osada's return varied. Said one neighbor: "It isn't nice to see them loose on the streets. . . ." Said another: "One Japanese free won't be so bad." Said Osada: "I would...

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