Major Lloyd Gruver, a Korean War flying ace reassigned to Japan, staunchly supports the military's opposition to marriages between American troops and Japanese women. But that's before Gruver experiences a love that challenges his own deeply set prejudices... and plunges him into conflict with the U.S. Air Force and Japan's own cultural taboos. Written by
"I am not allowed to love. But I will love you if that is your desire..." Marlon Brando and an exquisite new Japanese star. They LIVE James A. Michener's story of defiant desire. It is called "Sayonara"
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Did You Know?
's Academy Award win for Best Supporting Actress made her the first Asian actor to win an Oscar. Also, as of 2010, she is the only person of East Asian descent to win an Academy Award for acting. See more
Major Gruver, said to be a West Point graduate is shown wearing his class ring on his right hand. Academy graduates always wore their class rings on their left hand, a mark of distinction. See more
This is the first liquid rice I have ever run into!
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Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Performed by Miiko Taka
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