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Two Japanese American Soldiers, Two Best Friends, And a Crossroad


When School was the Only Japanese American Child's Worry

As young children, Sumiko Shigezane (Kay’s Future Wife), Masao’s younger sister was the cause to the friendship of Kay and Masao. Kay’s eldest sister Esther was her Sunday school teacher. Sumiko described Kay as a very curious child, but very kind hearted. However, his curiosity often got Masao into trouble.
It were these joyful times that would create some of the last truly peaceful memories pre-World War II.

The photo above was taken at Forshay Junior High school, a few years before incarceration.

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