Growing up with some Japanese families (Spanish)

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(Spanish) I was born in a city…in a town called La Cruz. At that time it was just a town. Nowadays it’s gotten a bit bigger. It’s very close to Quillota, and in that area there were a number of Japanese immigrants, who may have all been drawn there because of a gentleman named Señor Suego AROZONE who had established himself there, and who, in turn, went on to invite other Japanese to come. In fact, my maternal grandfather settled where Señor SONE lived because they had been schoolmates in Matsuyama. So due to this there was actually a relatively large group in the area of Quillota, Caleda. We’re talking about 1930-40. So that’s how I was able to have the opportunity to be around more Japanese, and not just my family. Of course, in the case of Chile, the greatest concentration of Japanese that arrived there is in Santiago.

Date: October 7, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Ann Kaneko
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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