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The Reason Why a Japanese American Who Went back to Japan before the War Didn't Return Til After the War

I haven’t written in this blog for a long time. Work started again and as usual I’m swamped. Anyway, I’m just writing about a story that I overheard my aunt tell me about someone she had known or had heard about after the war . 176 more words

Nisei Daughter

by Monica Sone

It was because Mother had come to America at the wrong age, when she was an energetic and curious seventeen-year-old on whom 

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Asian American

IONTW – September 25, 2016

The KDFC Instrument Drive: September 26 – October 7, 2016. Participating in a music program is a wonderful experience with many benefits – donating an unused instrument is one way to help a child have this opportunity and clears out some space in your life.  93 more words



And it seems to me important for a country, for a nation to certainly know about its glorious achievements but also to know where its ideals failed, in order to keep that from happening again. 141 more words


“I want to attend this conference in order to continue learning”, by Sheryl Takagi Silzer

As a third generation Japanese American, I’ve struggled with issues of honor and shame because I did not understand the cultural source of these practices. After a crisis in my life (cancer diagnosis) I began to search for reasons for my illness and God directed me to examine my cultural roots. 130 more words


Woman with a Blue Pencil

Reading Decathlon, book 2

Title: Woman with a Blue Pencil

Author: Gordon McAlpine

Genre: literary mystery

Themes: racism, war, patriotism, stereotypes, love

Setting: Los Angeles/California 1941… 165 more words