Despite lingering wartime enmity, tens of thousands of Japanese wives -- the biggest influx of Asian women in U.S. history -- crossed the Pacific. They began new lives in difficult and to them mysterious circumstances, scattered across the country in places where they were often the first Japanese ever seen. What was it like to abandon family, friends and country, and marry a former enemy? Even for those whose choice of spouse proved to be a tragic mistake, there was no turning back. Many in Japan viewed them as social outcasts and even today the words "war bride" in Japanese carry such a stigma -- of bar girls, even prostitution -- that people don't like to say them. Now these women are in their 80s. This is their story, of lives shaped by one irrevocable decision.
Please come and view this FREE viewing and open discussion with Director Kathryn Tolbert. See below for a map of the campus, see Testing Services dialog bubble, this event is in Milneburg Hall.
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Free parking is available on campus.
This is event is funded by a grant from the Japan Foundation New York Center for Global Partnership.
For more information on this film, visit: Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese Warbrides Website
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