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Fujioka,Robert T.

Great grandfather working in Hawaii

Robert T. Fujioka April 25, 2018

My great-grandfather was a sugar worker and in those days you were a contract worker. …


First impression of America (Japanese)

Akira Takashio August 4, 2015

(Japanese) I came to America in mid-May, 1969. It was a period when we were …


Longing for a life abroad and getting a chef’s license (Japanese)

Akira Takashio August 4, 2015

(Japanese) When I was in college, I was working part-time mostly in the food business, …


Support from Nikkei (Japanese)

Akira Takashio August 4, 2015

(Japanese) We the gardeners owe a lot to Nikkei, Nisei, or Issei who helped us …


Tough life at boarding house (Japanese)

Akira Takashio August 4, 2015

(Japanese) There was a boarding house. It was cheap. People like helpers of gardeners were …


Immigration ship Brazil-maru (Japanese)

Akira Takashio August 4, 2015

(Japanese) Well, yes. We the youngsters gathered and partied, which made the captain mad. And …


His family's migration to Salinas, California

Tom Yuki March 22, 2018

My grandfather came over from Japan in the 1890s. He was the third son of …


His Shin-Issei parents

Kishi Bashi August 21, 2018

They met in Seattle, as students, University of Washington. My dad’s from Mie-ken, Mia Prefecture, …


General reasons why people left Japan for Peru

Michelle Yamashiro August 30, 2018

I don’t know what the attraction of Peru was versus the United States, but I …


Great grandfather Asato was a sumo wrestler

Michelle Yamashiro August 30, 2018

He came to Peru because there was…there was competition, great competition between sumo wrestlers in …

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