Four sisters had international marriages (Japanese)

Four sisters had international marriages (Japanese) Disrespectful Child (Japanese) Discrimination faced in San Francisco (Japanese) Missing Home (Japanese) The Kids and Japanese Language (Japanese) Regret (Japanese) How she met her husband (Japanese) Public views on marriage with non-Caucasian (Japanese)

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(Japanese) Two older sisters, a younger sister and I - 4 of us ended up living in America.

The eldest sister got married. And, how can I say it? Back then there weren’t too many international marriages. So my mother used to be in tears. As I saw her cry, I never imagined I would come to America myself, too. But for some reason, it was some kind of luck. We didn’t all come together. Each one of us met someone individually. Two of them married white men, and two black men. It’s a little unusual, I think. One lives in Wisconsin, another in New York, and the two of us in California.

My parents were never prejudiced. So all of us children were very friendly and had many friends. Half of us were born in Yokohama, which may be the reason, but we didn’t have any prejudice since our childhood. So I’m proud that my parents were not prejudiced.

Date: February 6, 2015
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Izumi Tanaka
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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