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Grandfather loved to tell her stories of her great-grandfather Arakaki

Michelle Yamashiro August 30, 2018

So he told me my grandma Arakaki’s side, that’s the grandpa that was college educated, …


Parents leaving Peru to move to California

Michelle Yamashiro August 30, 2018

In the eighties Peru’s economy wasn’t as great as it is now. And so in …


Her mother came to the U.S. with a group of picture brides

Mitsuye Yamada August 7, 2018

I remember her telling us a story about how she was on this ship – …


Her father bought her mother American clothes after she arrived from Japan

Mitsuye Yamada August 7, 2018

And so she arrived in Seattle. So I said, “What was the first thing that …


Grandfather migrating to Colombia

Monica Teisher September 22, 2019

They came to Corinto, Cauca, or I guess El Jagual, which was the community that …


Parent's immigration to Peru

Kazumu Naganuma September 20, 2019

He went there with, he said, hundreds of Japanese men on a ship, so that …


Checking in with Immigration once a month

Kazumu Naganuma September 20, 2019

When we came out of camp, we had to check in (immigration) every month. Every …



Masato Ninomiya September 19, 2019

結局私の父は7人家族なんですけど、ある時5人までブラジルに行ってた時期があるんですね。二宮コトと言うのがいて、これはだから私の父の姉ですね。それから私の父の二つ年上の二宮トクイチと言うのがいまして、これ全員、そのくましたはるみと言うその私の叔父の構成家族として1926年か27年にブラジルへ行ってるんですね。 で、まぁ二宮コトは「しむた」と言うまあ福岡県出身の人と、ブラジルで結婚した。 1952年の2年の終わりか1953年の初めに日本へやってきたそのしむた夫妻がものすごいお金持ちに見えて、彼らはまあ私たちの生活を見て、「こんなものはもうブラジルの方がもっといいと。日本はもう戦争に負けて、もう日本に未来はないからブラジルに来ればいい生活ができる」みたいなことを言ったんですかね。それでまあ、うちの両親は、まぁその言葉になんて言いますかねぇ、乗せられてですね「それでじゃあブラジルに行こうか」と。 1953年の11月28日にアメリカ丸と言う船で横浜を出て、それで1954年の1月16日にサントスに着いたんですね。

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