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Title: Dorothy Kuwaye Interview
Narrator: Dorothy Kuwaye
Interviewer: Richard Potashin
Location: Los Angeles, California
Date: May 13, 2010
Densho ID: denshovh-kdorothy-01-0002

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RP: And tell us about, I'd like to get a little bit of family background about your parents. First of all, can you share with us their names and maybe where they came from in Japan?

DK: Uh-huh.

RP: And what you know about the family maybe through conversations with your mom and dad in Japan.

DK: I think maybe you can get that better from Sachi because I know their names but I don't know too much background.

RP: Uh-huh. Give us their names.

DK: Kamihachi --

RP: Uh-huh.

DK: -- is my father's name. And Hana, H-A-N-A, is my mother's name.

RP: And do know where in Japan they came from?

DK: Okinawa.

RP: Okinawa?

DK: Uh-huh.

RP: Both of them.

DK: Uh-huh, yes.

RP: From the same village?

DK: No, different villages.

RP: Probably not too far away.

DK: One was Naha and the other was Nago, Nago.

RP: Can you spell those for us?

DK: N-A-H-A and N-A-G-O.

RP: Okay.

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