1) At the beginning of the book the setting is Ocean Park, California. After the bombing of Pearl
Harbor, the Wakatsuki family moves to Terminal Island (a Asian community), but then Terminal Island is evacuated and the family moves to Boyle Heights another minority ghetto. The war causes racial tension and Japanese- Americans are moved to Manzanar, which is a American concentration camp at the edge of the Mojave Desert. After the war the Wakatusuki's move to West Long Beach for a short time and then finally move to San Jose. I would shoot this movie in California for all the places they lived besides Manzanar because u could recreate all those places perfectly there and then for Manzanar I would shoot it in a studio and recreate everything so my crew wouldn't have to worry about the weather conditions.
2) Five situation or conflicts I would change in the book are: 1. When papa burned the flag and papers he shouldn't of because either way they could still consider him a trader, 2. When the Wakatsuki's are hanging out and eating with other family's it wouldn't break them up because no matter what you'll always remember who your family are and none of them stayed with the other famil