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Quiet Warriors

Pat Hagiwara

Mikiko Hatch-Amagai

“I feel lucky; my life was (lucky) all the way from my birth. In Alaska, I was growing up very close to each other (other Nikkei)… there was only one school, from kindergarten to high school, in one building… In wintertime, the main drag (Stedman St., Ketchikan) was a hill ...

Quiet Warriors

Art Susumi

Mikiko Hatch-Amagai

“No, I wasn’t afraid. I saw a lot of dead bodies around me during the war,” said Art Susumi, who became an undertaker at the age of 22.

Quiet Warriors

George (Ganjiro) Morihiro

Mikiko Hatch-Amagai

“It was exciting.”

Quiet Warriors

Edie Horikawa

Mikiko Hatch-Amagai


Quiet Warriors

Bob Sato

Mikiko Hatch-Amagai

“When my kids ask me what I was doing during the war, I can only say that I was a soldier,” said Robert (Bob) Sato.

Quiet Warriors

Richard Naito

Mikiko Hatch-Amagai

On February 19, 1942, two months after the Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. Almost 8,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans in the Seattle area were sent to internment camps. Among them, two thirds were American-born Nisei. Many of the young men were in two ...

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1952年8月、東京日本橋生まれ。エンジニア系製図・施工図作成業。1971年フランス・パリ留学。1976年アメリカ・シアトル移住。ワシントン州、エバーグリーン州立大学、環境デザイン学科卒業後、コンピューター・エイデッド・デザイン(CAD)個人会社設立。1996年夫の仕事で一時帰国。2000年シアトル帰還。邦字新聞、北米報知社でジェネラルマネージャー兼編集長務めるが人員不足のため、記事、エッセイ多数執筆。日本語の面白さに目覚める。2005年よりCADで製図作成業に戻り、近々引退。引退後は執筆に専念の予定。趣味はゴスペルと三味線。

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