Mamagaii

Tōkyō, Japan

Nima since 2021

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Quiet Warriors

George Koshi

Mikiko Amagai

“I forgot Japanese,” George Koshi, a 92-year-old MIS veteran, modestly said in Japanese with a perfect Japanese accent.

Quiet Warriors

Jimmie Kanaya

Mikiko Amagai

“No, I didn’t get discharged. I stayed (in the U.S. Army after World War II) and went to Korea,” said Jimmie Kanaya.

Quiet Warriors

Min (Minoru) Tsubota

Mikiko Amagai

“I had it in my backpack. I couldn’t wash it. Okaasan collected 1,000 stitches at Tule Lake from 1,000 different women, one stitch for one. If you were born in the Year of Tiger, you can stitch as many as you want because tigers are strong and it’s good luck.”

Quiet Warriors

Paul Hosoda

Mikiko Amagai


Quiet Warriors

Mitsuru Takahashi

Mikiko Amagai


Quiet Warriors

Pat Hagiwara

Mikiko Amagai

“I feel lucky; my life was (lucky) all the way from my birth. In Alaska, I was growing up very close to each other (other Nikkei)… there was only one school, from kindergarten to high school, in one building… In wintertime, the main drag (Stedman St., Ketchikan) was a hill; …

Quiet Warriors

Art Susumi

Mikiko Amagai

“No, I wasn’t afraid. I saw a lot of dead bodies around me during the war,” said Art Susumi, who became an undertaker at the age of 22.

Quiet Warriors

George (Ganjiro) Morihiro

Mikiko Amagai

“It was exciting.”

Quiet Warriors

Edie Horikawa

Mikiko Amagai


Quiet Warriors

Bob Sato

Mikiko Amagai

“When my kids ask me what I was doing during the war, I can only say that I was a soldier,” said Robert (Bob) Sato.

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1952年8月、東京日本橋生まれ。エンジニア系製図・施工図作成業。1971年フランス・パリ留学。1976年アメリカ・シアトル移住。ワシントン州、エバーグリーン州立大学、環境デザイン学科卒業後、コンピューター・エイデッド・デザイン(CAD)個人会社設立。1996年夫の仕事で一時帰国。2000年シアトル帰還。邦字新聞、北米報知社でジェネラルマネージャー兼編集長務めるが人員不足のため、記事、エッセイ多数執筆。日本語の面白さに目覚める。2005年よりCADで製図作成業に戻り、近々引退。引退後は執筆に専念の予定。趣味はゴスペルと三味線。

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