Keiko Moriyama

Keiko Moriyama was born and raised in Los Angeles. She retired from a marketing career in the technology sector and plunged into the world of travel writing. Her essay on Morocco was recently published in the anthology, Deep Travels: Souvenirs from the Inner Journey. As an avid traveler, she enjoys blogging about her adventures and is currently obsessed with exploring Tokyo neighborhoods. She resides in Las Vegas with her husband and orange tabby. 

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Updated September 2019

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Nikkei Chronicles #8 — Nikkei Heroes: Trailblazers, Role Models, and Inspirations

My Father Was A Tule Lake Resister

I will forever admire my father’s strength and bravery. Despite the incredible challenges he endured during World War II as a young internee in America’s incarceration camps, he lived his life with passion and perseverance.

My father was born in Santa Ana, California on June 6, 1921, to immigrant parents who operated a successful celery farm. When he was five-years-old, he and his parents moved back to Japan to care for his ill grandfather, where he spent the rest of his childhood. Many years later, my grandmother would tell me how smart and studious he was, and that ...

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