Japanese wife with American citizenship

Visiting Japan to study kendo Japanese wife with American citizenship Appreciation of Japanese food Not wanting to stand out as a foreigner Japan vs. Tulsa Oklahoma

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My wife actually has American citizenship. She was born in Boston. My father-in-law was teaching in Boston at the time. Studying and teaching on a Fulbright, I think. I can’t quite remember. And she happened to be born there. So she automatically…American citizenship. But then they returned to Japan immediately about a year later. But when she was in primary school they went back to America for a year. He was teaching at Stanford, I think. And she went to grade school for one year and she always felt that since she had US citizenship, she should study English. So she used to study English at a neighborhood church or something. They had a conversation class. So she always maintained her…that aspect of her life

Date: November 11, 2003
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Interviewer: Art Nomura
Contributed by: Art Nomura, Finding Home.

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