Paul Okimoto’s story of world travels is inextricably
linked to the rebellion of his father, Tameichi,
who refused to follow in the footstep of his uncle,
a high ranking general in the Japanese Army.
Tameichi’s determination to study despite extreme
poverty nearly led to his death from tuberculosis.
A Christian missionary nursed him back to health
and persuaded him to enter the ministry. He accepted a church
post in San Diego, California shortly before the outbreak of world
war two - the seminal decision of his life. The irony of the decision
to emigrate to the USA: his family of four children and wife was
sent to an internment center at the outbreak of WWII, an event that
Tameichi never learned to accept as just.
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Published December 15, 2011
Biographies & Memoirs.