Published in 1994, the book is a bit dated. So much has changed in the last 15 years. What ever did we do with our lives before email, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, FOX News, and texting? It is hard to imagine my life without an email address, but amazingly enough I didn't use email until 1996. Makes you wonder how anything was ever accomplished back then.
Anyway, page 316 has a passage that alludes to Article XII of the CNMI Constitution:
Of late Saipan had become a much more popular place for Japanese businessmen. A recent court decision had struck down the constitutional provision prohibiting foreign ownership of land and now allowed them to buy up parcels. In fact, the island was more than half foreign-owned now, a source of annoyance to many of the native Chamorros people, but not so great an annoyance as to prevent many of them from taking the money and moving off the land. It was bad enough already. On any given weekend, the number of Japanese on Saipan outnumbered the citizens, and typically treated the owners of the island like...natives.