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(Japanese) We the gardeners owe a lot to Nikkei, Nisei, or Issei who helped us with everything. When I saw an Asian person, I assumed he was Nikkei. It was like that. People like them told me a lot of things, like how they struggled in the past and I learned a lot from them. They helped me with all kindness and I’m truly grateful for them.

Date: August 4, 2015
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Mitsue Watanabe
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles migration Shin-Issei

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