Franklin Ng
Special to The Hawai‘i Herald

Many people like to read murder mysteries. But, as Professor Jonathan Okamura of the University of Hawai‘i’s Ethnic Studies Department notes, a murder can reveal much about race relations in the Islands before World War II. In his newly published book from the University of Illinois Press, “Raced to Death in 1920s Hawai‘i,” Okamura focuses on the life of 19-year-old Japanese American nisei, Myles Yutaka Fukunaga.

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