National Geographic : 1974 Mar
Peaceable invasion A VISIBLE PRESENCE around the globe, Japanese tourists, busi nessmen, teachers, and technicians ride a wave of internationalism that geographically far transcends the territorial dreams of Japanese militarists in World War II. One soldier in Japan's economic foreign legion is Hidehiko (Dick) Tsuru, logging coordinator for the Japanese-owned Alaska Lumber & Pulp Company (left). The tim ber that he and American col leagues help harvest will be trans formed into everything from homes to photographic film in wood-hungry Japan. Halfway around the world in Africa (top), a member of Japan's peace corps teaches Kenyan girls how to sew. Lest children of Japanese lum ber executives in Alaska become "de-Japanized," a company-hired teacher in Sitka (right center) gives regular instruction in Japa nese reading, writing, and culture. A Japanese maritime cadet (right)poses for a snapshot with a grass-skirted Hawaiian lass in Honolulu, whose Waikiki area has been nicknamed "Little Tokyo" because so many of its hotels are now Japanese-owned.