In her preface, Fujie-san explained that she wanted to write about her father. In planning to write about her father, she decided to write about herself as well. It was interesting to learn her father wanted to come to US so badly that he became a crew of a cargo ship and escaped from his ship to enter into US. It is almost like reading mystery story like "Master of the Game".
Japanese Garden, San Mateo Central Park
In comparison, the author, Fujie-san's story is relatively ordinary. She used her family member contact to legally enter into US. Her older sister were born in US, gained citizenship, and stayed in US even during World War II. Quite honestly, I attracted to the author side of the story than her father's story. I have several reasons. 1) Her story is similar to mine, so that I could feel close to her hope, dream, and experience. 2) I admire her strong will and persistent effort to realize her dream to come to US.
As previously posted, even my experience tells myself that it is not that easy to get Green Card and settle in the US even now. I felt large sympathy for the author who realized her dream to become an American 30 years ago when people were not totally forgot the bad experience in Japan and US relationship.
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