(Eikoh Goya/Stars and Stripes)

Camp Kinser, Okinawa, September 1961: Yoneko Yamazato, 24, looks on as Cheryl Haught, fifth grade student at Machinato Elementary School on Okinawa, uses crayon during a paper folding (origami) and drawing class. Yamazato was one of six Okinawans employed by the American dependent schools here since March 1961. Yamazato’s curriculum at the American school included basic Japanese conversation, origami, Ryukyuan and Japanese dances and songs, customs and manners and Japanese fairy tales.

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