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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September 23rd,1923-February 20th,1971
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 him in general is lost.
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.
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.