Terumi Hisamatsu Calloway

(b. 1937) A war bride from Yokohama

Four sisters had international marriages (Japanese) Disrespectful Child (Japanese) Discrimination faced in San Francisco (Japanese) Missing Home (Japanese) The Kids and Japanese Language (Japanese) Regret (Japanese) How she met her husband (Japanese) Public views on marriage with non-Caucasian (Japanese)

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Terumi Hisamatsu Calloway was born in 1937 in Yokohama as the 5th of 10 children and grew up in the suburb of Tokyo during the war. She met her husband, Edward E. Calloway, who was a civilian engineer working at American military base in Tokyo and married him. In 1960, after having 2 children, Terumi moved to the U.S. with her family and settled in the Bay Area and had two more children. Later they moved to the Lompoc area where all of her 4 children - 2 girls and 2 boys - grew up. In 1977, they moved to Inglewood where she resides now. Terumi was widowed in 2009, and she currently works as a caregiver. (April 2016)

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