How the children / grandchildren relate to JC culture and traditions

Jean: The food mostly. I take them to the Buddhist Temple for special occasions like Obon and Shotsuki (Memorial) services. I think it’s important to introduce them to as many Japanese experiences as possible. Also, the Nikkei Centre is very helpful in this way.

Janice: I think the food for my kids. Also, they all did historical papers in school. I learned more from my kids research than I ever knew. They interviewed my uncles who had never spoken to me about what happened to them. They seemed more open to sharing with my kids which was great. My son took Japanese in high school but when there is nobody to talk to it is hard to retain.



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