Yuri Noda was born in Japan and raised by a single mother, who encouraged her to explore the world. As part of this journey, she became a youth representative to Canada and studied there, where she worked to balance pressure and enjoyment.
Satsuki Higgenbotham grew up in the United States with a Japanese mother and an America father. As she grew older, her Japanese heritage changed from a source of embarrassment to strength, especially after she visited Japan and learned more about the…
Kazuho Kubota was born in Japan in 1996. She lived and studied in Tokyo before coming to the United States in 2016 as an exchange student at the University of Minnesota.
Natasha Reika Gomez’s father, who was originally from Colombia, met her mother while he was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. Natasha was born on the Navy base in 1993. Her family relocated to the United States when she was…
Chieko grew up in Saitama and Isehara in Japan. Her husband, Kazuyoshi Yamaguchi, was stationed in Fort Ord, CA. He was in the U.S. military, had served as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War, and had a U.S. green card. She came with him to the United…