Band-Aid realization

Grandmother's influence on decision to go to Japan Band-Aid realization Japanese influence growing up Looking at your country from the outside Buddhism in America and Japan Wife's family in Japan

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I have a friend who didn’t realize he was Japanese background until he put on a Band-Aid. The commercial at the time was “It’s skin, flesh tone.” You put on the Band-Aid, you don’t notice it. He put on the Band-Aid, and he realized the color was different. That was the first time he realized he was Japanese American. And since our home was in the middle of a grape field, and it was basically our family and relatives that I came in contact as a child, I really didn’t know until I went to school and became part of the American culture that I understood, more or less, what everything was about.

Date: November 28, 2003
Location: Saga, Japan
Interviewer: Art Nomura
Contributed by: Art Nomura, Finding Home.

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