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My International Family

Carolyn Sugiyama Classen

I grew up in multi-cultural Hawaii, a 3rd generation Japanese American (Sansei) of two Nisei parents, whose Issei parents had immigrated from Hiroshima (father’s side) and Sendai (mother’s side). We grew up speaking English (and Pidgin English), no Japanese (because of the backlash from WWII), and ate foods from all …

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