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Midnight in Broad Daylight

A true riveting story of U.S.--Japan relations and the Japanese experience in America, as told through one family's perspective.

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Join Pamela as she guides us through 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, this is a riveting chronicle of U.S.–Japan relations and the Japanese experience in America. Watch as we relive this time in history with the Fukuhara family as they navigate the Japanese experience in 1930 on both US and Japanese soil. Midnight in Broad Daylight is an indelible portrait of a resilient family, a scathing examination of racism and xenophobia, an homage to the tremendous Japanese American contribution to the American war effort, and an invaluable addition to the historical record of this extraordinary time.
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<club-landing-h3>American Born, Bicultural Bred<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Pam describes the cultural differences between generations of Japanese Americans during WWII. She discusses Harry Fukuhara’s trajectory, going into detail about the racism the Japanese American community suffered during WWII.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>The War on the Home Front<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Pam speaks about the internment camps in the U.S. and her desire as a historian to shed light on rather than bury this cruel period in American history<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>The War in the Pacific Theater<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Pam delves into Harry Fukuhara’s role in the U.S./Japanese conflict during WWII, providing historical insight into the war in the pacific theater.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Doomsday Overture<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Pam discusses the aftermath of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, researching in Japan, and the Fukuhara family’s unspeakable tragedy.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>The Aftermath<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Pam speaks about Japan in the aftermath of WWII, Harry’s decision to return to Japan after the war, and how Harry Fukuhara shared his wartime experience with others.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>The Writing Process<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Pam takes us on a journey through the researching and writing process of creating Midnight in Broad Daylight, giving her unique insight into the decades-long process of crafting the novel.<club-landing-paragraph>

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