Manjiro: play looks at U.S.
- Japan relations
In the Dr. Richard T. Mamiya Theatre on the St.
Louis School campus in Kaimuki, audience members got to see
a good-natured play about how John Manjiro, a shipwrecked fisherman
from Japan, was the first Japanese citizen to set foot on American
soil and how he quickly became a celebrity when Japan transitioned
from total isolation to a wide open country welcoming foreign
trade, commerce, and the white man’s culture.