We really don’t know how many New Japanese fought in The War. The Los Angeles census was badly mangled when Yosemite turned the entire city into a crater. We know millions died, but millions more survived. Best estimates suggest that as many as several hundred thousand survivors took the opportunity to just disappear so they could volunteer to fight under false identities without bringing shame on their families. Ken Banno was not one of them. He accepted the dishonor of war in public, for all to see. And after War’s End, he spent decades traveling throughout known space, hunting down the scattered survivors. He tracked down those who lived in self-imposed exile, bringing them letters from home, and helping them come to terms with what they had done. Helping them live with it, and bringing them home again.