Can You Guess That Grad?

Who was the first Asian student to attend U-M? See the answer below.
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Header Saiske Tagai
Photo courtesy of Michigan Medicine. Drawing courtesy of the U-M Bentley Historical Library.

Hailing from Kuwana, Japan, SAISKE TAGAI, x1874, became the first Asian student to attend U-M in 1872. As a visiting student, he studied literature and medicine.

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