Religion: International Christian

Hachiro Yuasa of Tokyo came to the U.S. when he was 18, hoping to find "a land where one could lead a real Christian life." He was not disappointed. For the 15 years of his U.S. career, he studied entomology, practiced Christianity, and learned to call the U.S. "the motherland of my dreams."

The attack at Pearl Harbor found Hachiro Yuasa again on a visit to the U.S.—a thin, spidery little man of 51 who had become one of Japan's top scholars and educators. But before anything else, Yuasa was still a Christian; he decided to stay on in America in protest...

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