Returning to the 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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It was like dream come true, because I – what I remembered from my childhood, like age three, a lot of things I thought it may not be my own memory, but it was just like confirmation of my own memories, but one thing I didn’t – that was shocking, was that there was no trees that was in the jungle. The jungle was gone because the trees were cut down to build the buildings in Japan.

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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