Wakako Yamauchi

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Wakako Yamauchi (October 24, 1924 – August 16, 2018) was a Japanese American writer.


  • There are only a few stories that I've ever wanted to tell…I wanted to record our lives so they wouldn't be lost. I didn't realize what a responsibility that was. I only wanted to put down a few footprints of our sojourn here, at this time, in this place.
  • As a woman, I was very much influenced by the Japanese culture. My saving grace is that my mother was an extremely strong woman, a person in her own right; she took no guff from anybody, including white people, and I think that helps…

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