An Ocean Between Us: The Changing Relationship of Japan and the United States, Told in Four Stories From the Life of an American Town
--By Evelyn Iritani
I explore the relationship between the U.S. and Japan through the prism of a Northwest mill town, Port Angeles, Washington. The story begins in 1834 when shipwrecked Japanese sailors washed up on the Washington coast, continues through World War II, and ends in 1988 when one of Japan's largest paper companies bought the aging American paper mill that was the town’s mainstay. Read more.