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(Japanese) In the beginning, I would often be in tears. I would remember something. May be I heard a song or something, that reminded me (of Japan). It made me sad.

So I would cry often. Then my husband would ask me why I was crying everyday. The reason why I was crying wasn’t because I missed home so badly but I felt bad for making my parents unhappy. I felt like I did some bad things to my parents. Being so far away, I could only remember some good things about Japan, my friends, and my family, which brought tears to my eyes.

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

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