John Okada (September 23, 1923 – February 20, 1971) was a Japanese-American writer, considered the first novelist of this ethnic group. Born in Seattle, Washington, he was a student at the University of Washington when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He had to interrupt his studies, and Okada and his family were among thousands of citizens interned at Minidoka in 1942. Hundreds of thousands more Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans from the West Coast were interned at other camps built in the interior of the United States.

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  • John Okada (September 23, 1923 – February 20, 1971) was a Japanese-American writer, considered the first novelist of this ethnic group. Born in Seattle, Washington, he was a student at the University of Washington when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He had to interrupt his studies, and Okada and his family were among thousands of citizens interned at Minidoka in 1942. Hundreds of thousands more Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans from the West Coast were interned at other camps built in the interior of the United States. Okada was released from internment when he volunteered to enlist in the Army. He served as a Japanese translator in the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), overflying Japanese forces in the Pacific and translating intercepted Japanese communications. After the war, he returned to college, earning two bachelor's degrees from the University of Washington and a master's degree from Columbia University. In 1956, Okada completed the manuscript for the novel No-No Boy and it was published that year. He worked as a teacher and then as a technical writer for an engineering firm. He died at the young age of 47. Okada is interred at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park in Seattle. His younger brother Frank Okada was a noted Abstract Expressionist painter. (en)
  • ジョン・オカダ(John Okada、1923年 - 1971年)は、アメリカ合衆国の作家。日系アメリカ人。 (ja)
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  • ジョン・オカダ(John Okada、1923年 - 1971年)は、アメリカ合衆国の作家。日系アメリカ人。 (ja)
  • John Okada (September 23, 1923 – February 20, 1971) was a Japanese-American writer, considered the first novelist of this ethnic group. Born in Seattle, Washington, he was a student at the University of Washington when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He had to interrupt his studies, and Okada and his family were among thousands of citizens interned at Minidoka in 1942. Hundreds of thousands more Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans from the West Coast were interned at other camps built in the interior of the United States. (en)
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