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(Leon Baldwin)

Leon Baldwin was born in 1988, grew up in Sydney Australia and moved to Auckland, New Zealand, where he lived with his grandmother Hiroko. He is a creative writer and completed a degree in this field. His inspirations come from his love of the ocean and the cultural interest of his ancestors.

Updated October 2021

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Nikkei Chronicles #10—Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities

Hardship and happiness: A New Zealand war bride’s life — Hiroko Kadowaki, 1929-2021

June Baldwin and her son Leon reflect on their mother and grandmother, Hiroko Kadowaki, who migrated to New Zealand in 1956 after marrying a New Zealand soldier she’d met in Hiroshima.

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JUNE (Nisei):

My mother, Hiroko, grew up on the small island of Daikonshima in the middle of a lake in Matsu…

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