BETWEEN AMERICA AND JAPAN: THE BACKSTORY OF STAR SAND
Roger Pulvers left the United States after getting an MA in Russian Studies at Harvard Graduate School in 1965. The war in Vietnam was escalating to the extent that over half a million American soldiers would be there destroying a country and its people – Vietnam – fighting for independence. To Pulvers it appeared as a war in which a rich colonial superpower was decimating a poor country far away for its own national purposes. After living in Europe, Pulvers made his way to Japan, though he spoke no Japanese at all and knew no one.