Roxzana Sudo

Roxzana Sudo is an English teacher currently living in San Diego, California. She lived in Hamamatsu, Japan from 1995 until 2000, where she met her “Gaucho” Nikkei Brazilian husband, Regis Sudo. In 2001 the pair moved back to his home state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where they lived for eight years and where their now eight year-old son was born. She has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and an M.A. in English and American Literature. Roxzana enjoys writing about her multi-cultural family and her varied experiences in education and abroad. 

Updated October 2013 

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Nikkei Chronicles #2—Nikkei+: Stories of Mixed Language, Traditions, Generations & Race

Memory Says

Nearly every year my husband remembers that we got married on October the 24, 1998. We did not. Stereotypes aside, I, as the woman, and hence the one with the better memory, know for a fact that it was October the 17th, 1998, as I did nearly everything for the wedding. This is not something to be proud of; it is my biggest indictment. And it was my biggest mistake on all cultural fronts—I will get to that.

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I remember the date clearly because I used beautiful Japanese purple silk kimono material around sage, clove, nutmeg, …

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