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Thoughts on intermarriage

I always thought the high rate of intermarriage amongst Japanese Canadians is because there are so few Japanese. There are so many more Chinese people. I don’t see intermarriage as an issue. Not anymore. Certainly when I was growing up [it was]. My cousin married a hakujin / white fellow.  I think there was a...Continue reading

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Schooling in Greenwood

Photo: Students at Sacred Heart School in Greenwood Photo courtesy: Nikkei National Museum 2015. We went to a Catholic school in Greenwood. We attended Sacred Heart school for eight years. We never spoke English before we enrolled in school. The instructions were in English. And we either said: yes or no. And when we played...Continue reading

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