Discrimination faced in San Francisco (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) Upon arriving in San Francisco, we would go look for an apartment. But they wouldn’t rent us right away. They rejected us. I thought to myself then that they wouldn’t like to rent to black or Japanese people. When they saw us, they looked troubled and said no. When we talked on the phone, they would say O.K. So my husband and I would show up along with our two kids. When we got there, they would tell us different stories and reject us.

Luckily, my husband had a younger sister. So my sister-in-law and her husband had an apartment where we could live. Then after a while we moved into our own apartment.

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

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