Ted Tajima Dies at 88; High School Journalism Teacher Inspired Many

"One of his protégés is Los Angeles Times staff writer Elaine Woo. "He was the kind of teacher you never forget, compassionate but strict, particularly about adhering to the facts, writing without affectation, and learning all aspects of newspaper production, including selling ads,' she recalled…It’s sad that he could not become a reporter or editor for a mainstream newspaper. He finished college right after World War II and anti-Japanese sentiment was a huge barrier. I never heard him express bitterness about this, although I’m sure he felt it.'"

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