Question: We hear nisei quite often tell their children: You have to be better and you have to do your best. Do you feel that you passed those kinds of values on to your children?
Jean: I hope I did. Certainly their education was very important to them as well as to us. I don’t know if this is getting through to the younger generation. I hope that they will learn from our experiences. The life we’re living today is a result of what went on before them. They may not realize it when they’re young but I hope that someday they will come to that realization. Unless you live through trauma and such experiences, it is hard to understand and imagine.