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Taking root in the U.S.

  • Featuring: June Furata & Deanne Kim
  • Date Submitted: Oct 6, 2020
  • Location: California

Deanne sits with her mother, June, a TrinityCare patient, as she recounts the story of how both of her parents emigrated from Japan to the United States as teenagers. Deanne’s grandfather was 16 and her grandmother at 19 was a picture bride. By the time WWII came along they had a thriving seed business in Colorado but were forced to close. In its place they started making and selling soy sauce and miso. Because their business employed so many Japanese people, they were able to keep most of the family and their Japanese employees from having to go to internment camps. Edit credit: Mike Addis


  • June Furata
  • Deanne Kim
  • TinityCare
  • Mother
  • Emigrated
  • WWII
  • World War II 
  • Japanese
  • Internment Camp