Disrespectful Child (Japanese)

Four sisters had international marriages (Japanese) Disrespectful Child (Japanese) Discrimination faced in San Francisco (Japanese) Missing Home (Japanese) The Kids and Japanese Language (Japanese) Regret (Japanese) How she met her husband (Japanese) Public views on marriage with non-Caucasian (Japanese)

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(Japanese) I was very aware that it wasn’t good to go with foreigners or Americans. “Not good” based on the consideration of the world’s perception. In my mind, there was nothing wrong to date anyone, no matter what country he was from. Perhaps that’s why I ended up marrying my husband. I feel bad for my parents. I’m sure my sisters feel like they made our parents unhappy. Everybody feels like that even though we shouldn’t. But in those days, if you think about what people might have thought, I think it was not a dutiful thing to do to my parents.

Date: February 6, 2015
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Izumi Tanaka
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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