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(Japanese) Regret for me was how I couldn’t be dutiful for my parents. It’s impossible not to care about what people think. For that I feel like I had caused them troubles. That makes me sad. Rather than being dutiful to my parents, I was undutiful. I think a lot of us feel that way. Many war brides do.

When we talk about our parents and siblings, everybody shares similar sentiment. Even if you’re happy now, you still feel it. We caused troubles to our family. Mothers would cry because of it.

Date: February 6, 2015
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Izumi Tanaka
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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