Attending Japanese school

Gained appreciation of his multiracial heritage through participation in Nisei Relays Attending Japanese school Making a speech in Japanese Talking with Grandmother Growing up and identity

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I think I attended for 3 years. And then my parents finally broke down. It was hard going at first because, you know I’m a little kid going to Japanese school waking up like at 7 o’clock on Saturdays and most kids have their pajamas on with the big bowl of cereal watching cartoons and it was pretty tough. I’d always try to fake like I was sick at first and then my parents would say if I was too sick to go to school I was too sick to play outside so I’d suck it up and go to school and came back home and play.

Date: February 7, 2000
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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