Stuff contributed by JoannaBoese

Nikkei Chronicles #10—Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities

Geta, giri and going to Japan

Joanna Boese

My mother, Naomi Boese (née Taguchi), grew up in Tsuyama, Okayama-ken, Japan. Her mother was a housewife and her father was a postal official. Mum was the youngest of four children; the eldest was a girl, and two boys followed. Mum completed high school but her family couldn’t afford to …

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