The first concert in the United States (Japanese)

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(Japanese) More than any difference in the fans—naturally, in the states, I think, both Nikkei and Americans alike were there at the concert, so of course, being that it was my first performance in the United States, I was worried whether or not my voice would be understood by the audience, but with everyone clapping along, I really felt that my message got across to them, and it felt really good to be up there performing.

Date: March 30, 2010
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Interview by Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum. Courtesy of Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

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