by Philip Groves
Published: November 6, 2009.
Jiro Shimada arrives in San Francisco, July 1937, a dejected young man. His lifelong dream of becoming a navy fighter pilot has been thwarted. Given the likelihood of being conscripted into the army as a foot soldier, arrangements are made for Jiro to participate in a work/study program to be conducted in America. So his dream must wait, but not for long....