Public views on marriage with non-Caucasian (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)

Transcripts available in the following languages:

(Japanese) Even after I came to America I was asked the question. Issei old men and women, all of them were really nice people, but they would say, “You are such a nice girl.” They thought I was a kid. When I went to the Japan Town in San Francisco for shopping where I could buy some Japanese food, they would ask me where I came from. So I would respond, “I’m not a kid. I already have two kids of my own.” They would be surprised. As we talk more, they would ask, “Why in the world did you marry a black man?”

Date: September 17, 2014
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Izumi Tanaka
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

international marriage marriage war bride

Get updates

Sign up for email updates

Journal feed
Events feed
Comments feed

Support this project

Discover Nikkei

Discover Nikkei is a place to connect with others and share the Nikkei experience. To continue to sustain and grow this project, we need your help!

Ways to help >>

A project of the Japanese American National Museum

Major support by The Nippon Foundation