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Going back to Hawaii

Barbara Kawakami February 19, 2004

I was born in Kumamoto. Among the nine siblings, I was the only one. I …


Clothes of plantation workers

Barbara Kawakami February 19, 2004

For me, I think living in the hub of plantation life, right near the sugar …


Surviving after father's death

Barbara Kawakami February 19, 2004

Life changed drastically when my father died. Until then, we had a fairly comfortable life. …


Washing for Filipino bachelors

Barbara Kawakami February 19, 2004

She (my mother) got up early in the morning to do her laundry for the …


Brother leaves for war, survival

Barbara Kawakami February 19, 2004

And at that time, when he came to pick up my brother, my mother never …


Doing chores

Barbara Kawakami February 19, 2004

All of us, she had assigned chores for us to do. My brothers had to …

Okasaki,Robert (Bob) Kiyoshi

Wife's family in Japan

Robert (Bob) Kiyoshi Okasaki November 28, 2003

Because I have no family here—I’m here by myself—I have more interaction with her family …

Yamano,Jane Aiko

New Year's food

Jane Aiko Yamano September 3, 2003

And I think that the Japanese Americans eat more Japanese food than the Japanese people …

Yokoyama,Wayne Shigeto

Food growing up

Wayne Shigeto Yokoyama November 13, 2003

My parents spoke Japanese to each other. My mother would speak English sentences with Japanese …

Yonamine,Wally Kaname

His parents' experience with Japanese resistance toward intermarriage with Okinawans

Wally Kaname Yonamine December 16, 2003

My father was Okinawan and my mother Japanese, what they call Naichi. And those days, …

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