Issei are hard-working

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Gee, when I stayed in camp and saw how hard the Issei’s worked and the young Nisei women who just had babies. Oh my gosh! I mean, I was so amazed that then I didn’t think much of caucasians—after that I thought, “Wow Japanese people are really industrious and they really take things well no matter how hard it is.”

Date: June 16, 2003
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Karen Ishizuka, Akira Boch
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum.

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