Category Archives: Shirley Kuramoto

  1. Mukashi, Mukashi (A Long, Long Time Ago)

    October 14, 2012 by Admin

    By Shirley Kuramoto “Mukashi, mukashi, o – o – mukashi,  ahnmari mukashi de wasuremashita!” I said in one breath at …
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In the aftermath of World War II, more than 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry – roughly two-thirds of whom were American citizens – were released from forced imprisonment in U.S. concentration camps. But released to return where, after being taken from their homes along the West Coast? When they were finally allowed to leave the internment camps, they faced a new challenge: How do you resume a life so interrupted.