Julie Okamura

Julie Okamura is the great-granddaughter-in-law of Miyoshi Okamura. She wrote Miyoshi's story and produced the video about her in 2015.

Updated June 2018

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Miyoshi Yokota Okamura: Japanese Picture Bride

If you were walking down the street in Pocatello, Idaho on a Saturday in the 1960’s, there is a good chance you would have run into Miyoshi Okamura- or Mrs. Oki as she was known to many of Pocatello’s residents. Miyoshi was diminutive, less than five feet tall, but nobody doubted her strength or the size of her heart. From the smile on her face and the kind words she spoke, each person she met felt loved and important.

After Miyoshi came to Pocatello as a picture bride in 1914, she adjusted to the many difficulties she encountered ...

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