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Nikkei Names: Writing Workshop in Burnaby, BC

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Keiko Mary Kitagawa

My parents gave all six of their children Japanese and non-Japanese names.  They called my siblings by their Japanese name except me.   I was always Mary to them.  My Japanese name comes from the Japanese word, Megumu.

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Photo taken and name story provided on July 26, 2014 at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre as a part of Discover Nikkei’s workshop warm-up excercise in conjunction with the More »


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