Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji

(1928–2016) Daughter of an Issei doctor 

Father became trilingual to practice medicine Typical day for the doctors Discrimination for Nisei doctors Recalls seeing her father off on a business trip with his surgery nurse Finding out about her father's case Making patients feel comfortable by using patient's regional dialects

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Nisei female. Born April 30, 1928, in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in Gardena and her father was a prominent medical physician in the Boyle Heights neighborhood. During World War II, removed to the Poston incarceration camp, Arizona. Left camp with family to work on a sugar beet farm in Colorado, and eventually returned to Los Angeles, where father reestablished medical practice. She passed away in November 2016 at the age of 88. (April 2020)

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