スーザン・S・サカヨリ

(Susan S. Sakayori)

Susan (Susie) S. Sakayori is a third generation Japanese American and a long-time resident of Japan. Last year she had the opportunity to be a volunteer tour guide at Japanese American National Museum – a year she will never forget. She is currently teaching in Japan at Ritsumeikan High School and Ryukoku University.

Updated May 2009

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What am I? Who am I? – Part 3 of 3

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However, life started to change when my children were approaching their teens. I was confronted with aspects of their education and the school system that frightened me and forced me to see the danger of blindly following the crowd and not questioning what I didn’t understand. The older my ch…

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What am I? Who am I? – Part 2 of 3

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I had been looking forward to being married and living happily ever after. I had hoped that I would be treated as an equal, and perhaps be accepted as a woman without the hyphenated Japanese-American attached to it. Before long, I realized that the utopia that I had been dreaming of for so many yea…

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What am I? Who am I? – Part 1 of 3

Imagine this – a shy, quiet little girl with black hair in a school playground surrounded by other little boys and girls of all shapes and sizes. Everyone is talking and laughing and enjoying what they do best – being kids. Then, suddenly without warning someone yells out, “Ching, chong, Chinama…

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