Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Tea (1986) - Parents (1942) Summary & Analysis

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In “Tea (1986),” Henry explained to Marty and Samantha some of the background that had made his father hate the Japanese so much. There was a time when the immigration from China was limited but as many people who wished could come from Japan to provide the cheap laborers needed. He added that even though his father had forbidden him to visit Japantown when he was a child, it had changed so much during the war, after the Japanese were forced out, that he had no desire to go there after he was no longer a minor. He explained it was too painful for him to visit there. Marty seemed shocked to learn that even though Henry’s father had forbidden him to visit Japantown, Henry had done so anyway. To Marty’s question why Henry invited them there for tea, Henry told...

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