February 19 marks the Day of Remembrance, commemorating Executive Order 9066 that led to the forced removal of Americans with Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast to internment camps during World War II. My parental grandfather (now deceased), Michael Minoru Yuzuki, a “No-No Boy,” was interned at Tule Lake. When I visited the Japanese […]
For a whirlwind of nine days this past July, I traveled around Japan with four other nikkei from all over America. As a yonsei Japanese-Chinese-American girl, born and raised in both the West and East coasts of America, Japan has always been an alluringly beautiful yet distant and almost impossibly inscrutable country.