True Stories from Japan: Going Home to Kyushu After 100+ Years

Author: Phyllis Genther Yoshida

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog, True Stories from Japan

My husband and I visited Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu in October to explore and learn more about the hometowns of my husband’s grandparents. Like many third-generation Japanese Americans, Chuck knew little other than the prefectures from which his grandparents had emmigrated. Even his parents knew little, as their parents rarely talked about Japan. Luckily, we did have a copy of a koseki, or family registry, for his paternal grandfather. Exploring ship, immigration, marriage, and other records gave us hints of the hometowns and the names of his grandparents’ parents.

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Quantico event reunites Marines formerly stationed in Japan

Author: Brian Graf

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

More than 200 Marines and their families had the opportunity to share their stories and experiences of living and serving in Japan last Friday when JUMP, in coordination with the Embassy of Japan’s Defense Attache Office, hosted an event at the MCB Quantico officer’s club.

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