Kindergarten in Davao, Philippines

Life in Davao, Philippines Kindergarten in Davao, Philippines Evacuated to the Jungle Captured by Guerillas after bombing of Pearl Harbor Family was shipped back to Japan after the war Attitudes toward Hikiagesha Move to Los Angeles First Impressions of the US Life in the Philippines Unique Identity from Having Multiple Backgrounds On Nikkei Identity Returning to the Philippines

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I went to kindergarten in Nishi-Honganji when we were still in Davao, and the – I remember going to the – but my first grade was after we moved to hillside and we went over to school – Japanese school. The place was occupied by Japanese Army, so mother offered underneath the house to have the class, so the – they set up the desk and their chairs and the blackboard to start the class.

Date: July 12, 2017
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Mitsue Watanabe, Yoko Nishimura, Leighton Okada
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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