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?
In 1956, more than 10,000 American servicemen had defied regulations and married Japanese women, as indeed had the novel's author, James A. Michener
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In the Kelly's house room, in front of the mirror, Maj. Gruver puts his both hands in his pockets. Next shot he is touching his wrist watch with his right hand. See more
Are you gonna sit there with your bare face hangin' out and tell me you never heard of Tanabata?
Referenced in Domo Arigato
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