A Japanese group is visiting the state looking for information and possible descendants of Alaska pioneer Jujiro Wada. The Japanese immigrant travelled to Fairbanks as a cook with city founder E.T. Barnett at the turn of the century. Speaking through tour guide Hitomi Windham of Anchorage, 82-year-old Toshio Wada says he’s come to Alaska to find out more about his great grandfather.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks