Author Panel and Book Signing
Join author, Tom Coffman, along with Stephen Miwa and Tatsumi Hayashi, as they discuss the new book, Tadaima! I Am Home. The book unearths the five-generation history of the Miwa family that migrated from Hiroshima to Honolulu but never settled. Where most immigrants either establish roots in a new place or return to their place of origin, the Miwa family became transnational. With one foot in Japan, the other in America, they attempted to build lives in both countries. In the process, they faced the challenges of internment, a civilian prisoner exchange, the atomic bomb, and the loss of their holdings on both sides of the Pacific.