Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

It took a few years for the enmity caused by World War II to decline, but by the 1950s, Japanese and German students were welcomed back on campus. A good example of that was George Ohtani, a Japanese business studies student who graduated from FJC in 1958. Ohtani’s father, Tatsuzo Ohtani, Mayor of Osaka, Japan, had attended FJC earlier and wanted his son to have the same American educational experience he had back in 1931-32. George Ohtani brought from Japan as gifts two native ceremonial dolls, which he presented to Dr. Lynn Sheller in September 1956. The welcoming gift presentation was featured in the September 9, 1956 issue of the Los Angeles Times (section I, page 10).