Mary Sunada

Mary Sunada está casada com John Sunada há 36 anos e tem dois filhos, James e David. Ela é professora primária aposentada, após trabalhar para o Distrito Escolar de Los Angeles (LAUSD) por 36 anos. Ela é membro da Igreja Budista de Orange County (OCBC), do Museu Nacional Japonês Americano, e do centro educacional Go for Broke. Seus interesses são pescar, dançar e viajar com a família e amigos.

Atualizado em agosto de 2016

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Made in Japan

This familiar phrase, “made in Japan” (Nihon-sei) reminds me of my mother, Yaeko. She was born in Gunma, Japan, on March 7, 1927. Her parents, Matsuji and Kichi Niikura, always had old fashioned Japanese values. Yaeko was their only daughter among their three sons, Hiroshi, Katsumi, and Kazuhiko. She loved sewing and designing. Her dream was to become a fashion designer, however her parents had other ideas in mind. They wanted their daughter to marry and to have a family of her own.

Everything changed when World War II broke out between Japan and U.S.A. on December 7 ...

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