Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds

A narrative history by author Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Midnight in Broad Daylight is the true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II. An epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption, Sakamoto’s history is a riveting chronicle of U.S.-Japan relations and of the Japanese experience in America.

Sakamoto explores family dynamics as she profiles U.S. Army Col. Harry Fukuhara (1920–2015) of the Military Intelligence Service whose brother served in Hirohito’s army during WWII.

About the author
Pamela Rotner Sakamoto is an American historian of United States-Japan relations. Fluent in Japanese, she lived in Kyoto and Tokyo for seventeen years. She works offsite as an expert consultant on Japan-related projects for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and has taught in the University of Hawaii System. She teaches history at Punahou School in Honolulu.

Book signing event
When: January 5, 2016, 7:00 PM
Where: Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Shopping Center

Recent News

Nisei Veterans Legacy