9780984457663

Yokohama Yankee: My Family's Five Generations As Outsiders in Japan

  • ISBN 13:

    9780984457663

  • ISBN 10:

    0984457666

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/12/2013
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

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Summary

Leslie D. Helm's decision to adopt Japanese children launches him on a personal journey through his family's 140 years in Japan, beginning with his great-grandfather, who worked as a military advisor in 1870 and defied custom to marry his Japanese mistress. The family's poignant experiences of love and war help Helm overcome his cynicism and embrace his Japanese and American heritage. This is the first book to look at Japan across five generations, with perspective that is both from the inside andthrough foreign eyes. Helm draws on his great-grandfather's unpublished memoir and a wealth of primary source material to bring his family history to life. Leslie D. Helmis a veteran foreign correspondent, having served eight years in Tokyo for Business Weekand the Los Angeles Times. Currently, he is editor of Seattle Business, a monthly magazine that has won multiple first place excellence in journalism awards in the Pacific Northwest. Helm earned a master's degree in journalism from the Columbia University School of Journalism and in Asian studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He was born and raised in Yokohama, Japan, where his family has lived since 1868.

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