Talking with Grandmother

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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My grandmother used to baby-sit me when I was a little kid and we’d spend the whole day together she’d speak to me in Japanese and I’d speak to her in English and neither one of us had any idea what the other was saying but somehow we talked all day long.

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

family hapa language

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