Aloha, Hip Hapa Homeez.
Since the U.S. immigration ban fiasco of a few weeks ago, it’s notable how timely our War Brides of Japan documentary is.
|me with my father at right|
Remember, the Immigration Act of 1924 prevented Asians from entering the U.S. However, during the American occupation of Japan following WWII, many GI’s—including my father—wanted to bring home the Japanese wives they’d married while being stationed there.
One of two historians in our film, Regina F. Lark, discusses in detail the impact of that law on screen.
|camera operator Sean Hardin sets up for Regina F. Lark interview|
Meanwhile, our editors are moving forward with the project. Please welcome Lynn Hammonds, author of Becoming Misako Kikuchi, who’s assisting with music licensing for the film.
|associate producer Lynn Hammonds holds her book, Becoming Misako Kikuchi|
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|Japanese war brides: Yuriko with BFF Emiko|
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