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「私たちは戦争と結婚したのではない」:日系史における「戦争花嫁」 (We Didn't Marry the War: Stories of War Brides in Nikkei History) [AUDIO]

Junko Kondo
Michelle Lim
Kryselle Manzano
Mariko Sandico
Annia Yoshizumi

Wesley Ueunten, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University

Stephen H. Sumida, Ph.D., Professor of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington
Mariko Takagi-Kitayama, Ph.D., Professor, Aichi Gakuin University

Topic: 日本語のセッション (Sessions in Japanese)
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan A


A performance of scenes (in English) from Velina Hasu Houston’s drama Tea, followed by an open conversation (in Japanese and English) about the work’s five fictional Japanese women who, with their American soldier husbands, settled in Junction City, Kansas, in the 1950s. Their experiences with their husbands and children, the societies of both Japan and America, and their nationalities serve as points of discussions about the real lives of so-called war brides.

This session is supported in part by grants from The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies.

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