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(Japanese) My husband would wait for me at the train station from time to time. I didn’t like it. Going with an American man, especially with my husband being black, it stood out. I didn’t know what to do. Then he offered to take me home. Rather than being seen while talking to him right there and feeling embarrassed, I wanted to just get out of there, so I let him take me home. Then I grew to like him..

It doesn’t feel bad to be told that he liked me and loved me. I still didn’t think I would marry him or date him. Then he told my parents he wanted to marry me. My parents said no as I was still too young and didn’t even know how to cook. Eventually, I would go out with him on dates and… married him.

Date: September 17, 2014
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Izumi Tanaka
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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