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
Worlds apart...theirs was the daring love affair violating every rule, every custom, every centuries-old belief!
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'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
After Maj. Gruver has dinner with Hana-ogi, he puts the dish and the chopsticks on the table twice. See more
This is the first liquid rice I have ever run into!
Referenced in Rhoda: The Weekend
Shinju Tenno Amijima Hashi Zukushi
Words and Music by Bunraku Mitsuwa Kai
, Monzaemon Chikamatsu
and Enjiro Toyosawa See more