Japanese Language School

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I remember very well, there was one Nisei in our class who lived way out in the suburbs in Tacoma. So, therefore, he went directly home after school. And I remember, this was in the sixth grade, Miss Peterson, who was teaching geography at the time, she really blasted him for not going to Japanese language school. This was very common. It was the American school that told us to go to Japanese language school, not the Japanese teachers. They really didn’t care, but at least the Caucasian community really told us to go to Japanese language school. This is a rather strange thing.

Date: July 1-2, 1998
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Mitchell Maki, Darcie Iki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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