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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 …


Learning Japanese to speak to relatives in Japan

Miko Kaihara June 1, 2018

At the time I dreaded going, I thought oh why am I learning this language …


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 …


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 …


Working together in Okinawa using three languages

Michelle Yamashiro August 30, 2018

When we were in Okinawa, one thing that I think perfectly describes how confusing it …

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