Masao-san (Japanese)

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(Japanese) My father had no idea that I was in contact with a foreigner, no idea whatsoever. I didn’t tell anyone at home. The only person I told was my younger sister. I told her there was someone, that I was in touch with someone, and to not tell anyone about it. Only to my sister. There was no way we could call him by the name Harry, or anything like that, so we gave him a Japanese name, Masao. So, my sister would ask me, “How’s Masao been?” and I would answer back, “He’s well, I think.” That was about as far as it went.

Date: January 26, 2012
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki, Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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