By Seiichi Higashide
Adios to Tears is the very own tale of Seiichi Higashide (1909–97), whose lifestyles in 3 international locations was once formed by way of a strange and little-known episode within the background of global warfare II. Born in Hokkaido, Higashide emigrated to Peru in 1931. by way of the past due Nineteen Thirties he was once a shopkeeper and neighborhood chief within the provincial city of Ica, yet following the outbreak of global battle II, he―along with different Latin American Japanese―was seized by means of police and forcibly deported to the U.S.. He used to be interned at the back of barbed cord on the Immigration and Naturalization provider facility in Crystal urban, Texas, for greater than years.
After his unlock, Higashide elected to stick within the U.S. and finally grew to become a citizen. For years, he was once a pace-setter within the attempt to acquire redress from the yank govt for the violation of the human rights of the Peruvian jap internees.
Higashide’s relocating memoir used to be translated from jap into English and Spanish in the course of the efforts of his 8 youngsters, and was once first released in 1993. This moment version encompasses a new Foreword by means of C. Harvey Gardiner, professor emeritus of heritage at Southern Illinois college and writer of Pawns in a Triangle of Hate: The Peruvian eastern and the United States; a brand new Epilogue by way of Julie Small, cochair of crusade for Justice–Redress Now for jap Latin americans; and a brand new Preface by way of Elsa H. Kudo, eldest daughter of Seiichi Higashide.