Leaving children in daycare all day to work (Japanese)

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(Japanese) There was a place where we could leave our children. They looked after our children while we worked on the plantation. I would leave my kids there at 4:30 in the morning, and we had to get to work at around 5. So we left home when it was still dark. And after we finished at 4:30, we would go back to pick up our kids.

Date: June and July, 1991
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Robert Nakamura, Karen Ishizuka
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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