tv Reel America Japanese Bride in America - 1952 CSPAN November 21, 2018 11:29pm-12:02am EST
we hear from and you settlement -- andrew sullivan on cspan-3. >> when the new congress starts in january there will be more than 100 new house and senate members. the democrats will control the house and the republicans the senate, new congress, new leaders, watch the process unfold on c-span. >> at the end of world war ii, thousands of serviceman part of the allied occupation, married japanese women and returned to the united states with their wives. up next on real america from 1952, japanese bride in america, this 30 minute u.s. army film documents the experience of a newlywed couple who settles in a soldier's hometown of cleveland.
the next evening, walter invited his family to come to the house to see the pictures he had taken in japan. i was uneasy because i wasn't sure if these people would like me. ♪ something unpleasant happened to me, walter's cousin wanted me to introduce myself. english was hard for me then, especially under pressure. what i expected happened, i could not understand a word. i knew there was no reason to be
upset, but i felt stupid and ashamed. ♪ >> i took this picture on our wedding day. this is her hometown, where we met. this is her mother, she took this picture of me near mount fuji. one thing that especially intrigued me was bamboo. this is us after we became engaged, this is a picture of her family taken the day with we were married. the picture show was
>> not long after i was to go on another business trip, i always dreaded these separations as much as she did. just before i left, my mother handed me a letter. my friend who owned the store, inside was another check for a sizable amount and a request for many more orders, more than we could fill working on the evenings and weekends. i never went on that trip. then and there i made my mind
up to quit my job and go into the bamboo business. i had some savings so we decided to open a store. >> i was so happy about the store, little by little, i was feeling less like a stranger in a foreign country and more at home. then, the telephone rang, i knew the others were busy and i should have answered it myself but i just couldn't.
ever since the opening of the store. the next day was a sunday, and we were going to go on a picnic . we thought a day in the country would do us both good. business at the store have been slow at first but now, we can look around with pride at what we had done. we worked together in our future seemed good.
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