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(Spanish) Well, my father came to Argentina in the sixties. My dad ended up in Argentina because his uncle had emigrated to Argentina and was living there. I think my dad saw an opportunity to go abroad and, well, since he had a relative living in Argentina, that’s where he went. My mother later went to Argentina in order to marry my dad. My father is from Gifu, the prefect of Gifu [in Japan] and my mom was born in Yamanashi but grew up in Osaka. They got married…they met each other through pictures, miai shashin, and then, you know, it was miai kekkon (arranged marriage). So they went…I think the families were introduced to each other. And, well, my mother was also a 20 year-old girl at that point, and was also interested in going abroad and they gave her the chance to go abroad, and to get married. And so she accepted and like an innocent adventurer went to Argentina.

Date: October 7, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Ann Kaneko
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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