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Telling Our Stories: Japanese Americans in the San Fernando Valley, 1910's - 1970's

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"Sure, there were discriminations; there are places where they hesitate to go, because my dad spoke very little English. My mother was a Nisei, she went to Grammar school where she spoke English very well. However, there was a certain amount of discrimination that was Gaman (endurance) and Shikataganai (accepting what cannot be helped) , that came into play, so it didn’t really bother to us."

-James Higashida

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Image Contributed by: Ritsuo Takeuchi Names of people: Ritsuo Takeuchi, 9 years old Date: circa 1945 Place: Judd Street, Pacoima Photograph by: Barry Tamura Original Photo size: Description: © California ... More »

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