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Foo, a Japanese-American Prisoner of the Rising Sun: The Secret Prison Diary of Frank ""Foo"" Fujita (War & the Southwest Series) Hardcover – 31 Oct 2001
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From the Back Cover
During his time as a POW, Frank "Foo" Fujita kept a diary of daily happenings, embellished with drawings of life in the camp. He secreted the diary in the walls of his barracks, as the practice was forbidden. That diary forms the basis of these memoirs. Fujita's memoirs are also unique in that he was one of the fewer than nine hundred Americans taken prisoner on the island of Java. The bulk of American POWs in Japanese hands surrendered in the Philippines, and most of the published POW memoirs reflect their experience. Fujita's account of the defense of Java and of the fate of the "Lost Battalion" of Texas artillerymen serves to distinguish this memoir from others. At one point while a POW in Japan, Fujita was forced to be part of the Japanese radio group broadcasting propaganda. After the war, he testified at some of the war crime trials in San Francisco, and the diary on which this book is based was used as evidence in those trials. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
The late FRANK FUJITA was called back to active duty as a reservist during the Korean War. He then resumed civilian life and eventually carved out a career as an illustrator for the Air Force. He appeared on television on C-Span, was filmed at the Admiral Nimitz Museum, and was one of two prisoners of war interviewed by Ted Koppel on "Nightline" as part of the debate concerning the dropping of the atomic bomb. He was also interviewed as a former POW on the History Channel.
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This is one of the very, very few POW accounts from WWII that mentions sex incidents, including gay sex at the infamous "Bunker Hill" camp in downtown Tokyo from which the Zero Hour and other propaganda radio broadcasts originated.
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