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John Okada. September 23 rd ,1923 -February 20 th ,1971. He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Graduated 1957 from the University of Washington. Also obtained a M.A. degree from Columbia University. He died of a Heart Attack.

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John okada

John Okada

September 23rd,1923-February 20th,1971


About john okada brief

  • He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington.

  • Graduated 1957 from the University of Washington.Also obtained a M.A. degree from Columbia University.

  • He died of a Heart Attack.

  • Okada and his Family were relocated to Minidoka war relocation camp in 1942, he was19.

About John Okada brief


More in depth

  • He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was discharged in 1946. This had a lot to do in creating his point of view/ bias in the story No No Boy.

  • He helped as a Japanese translator.

  • His only published work/novel was No No Boy.

  • No No boy was about Japanese relocation camps and how it affected the Japanese population after the war.

More in Depth


About the book

No No Boy has a lot to relate with John Okada’s life itself. It’s about an undergraduate that went to the university of Washington and was imprisoned in a Japanese war relocation camp. Afterwards he is suffering to find his place amongst his community do to the fact he refused the offer of joining the united states armed forces. The few that refused were called No No Boys amongst the community. In this novel you find out why he made the decisions that he did.

About the Book


Dorothy

  • Okada has a wife named Dorothy.

  • When Okada passed away Dorothy took his remaining writings, letters, notes, etc. and gave them to the Japanese American Research project.

  • They didn’t appreciate them and requested she burn them.

  • So she did.

  • Only a few pieces of his writing remain till in tact.

  • So a lot of his writings and information

    about him in general is lost.

Dorothy


Camps

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac19C-rfMp8

  • Being sent to Minidoka to the fear of the U.S.

    During Pearl Harbor president Roosevelt issued order 9066 forcing Japanese decedents to go to concentration camps were they were left in terrible conditions and living environments. The barracks were tar paper covered surrounded by 5 guard towers and of course the 5 miles of barbwire fenceing. The Minidoka Concentration Center was located in Jerome County Idaho.

Camps


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He was buried at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park.

Seattle Washington in King County, leaving his wife as a widow.

He died at the age of 48.

-John Okada


Sites

  • http://everything2.com/title/John+Okada

  • http://www.nps.gov/miin/historyculture/index.htm

  • http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0880668.html

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