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Yokohama Yankee with Author Leslie Helm

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 5:30p

Yokohama Yankee: My Family’s Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan, brings to life the author’s family history and illustrates the tensions in U.S.-Japan relations through his family’s search for identity.
Leslie Helm’s decision to adopt Japanese children launches him on a personal journey through his family’s 140 years in Japan, beginning with his great-grandfather, who worked as a military advisor in 1870 and defied custom to marry his Japanese mistress. The family’s poignant experiences of love
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