Meet Tommy Tang. A slight, shy man, son of a Buddhist priest, sporting an infectious grin that served him well during twenty-five years as a golf-course marshal on Maui, Hawaii, a job that required him to ensure a reasonable pace of play as he served as an ambassador of the course.
Meet Takuji Sarashina. Same build, same grin, born in Lahaina the son of a Buddhist priest, conscripted into the Japan Army near the end of World War II, trained as a ground kamikaze, held prisoner doing hard labor in Siberia and released to return to A-bomb-flattened Hiroshima, barred for decades from returning to Maui.
Same person. Same personality. Same past. Same man.