a feature docu*meMOry


this 5-part award-winning docu*Memory film tells the stories of Japanese women who married American military men occupying their country after WWII.

besides marrying their former enemies, most war brides from japan entered into interracial marriages and gave birth to mixed-race children because most american military men stationed in Japan were either black, white or latino, the rare exceptions were Japanese American Military Intelligence Service officers who married Japanese nationals.

even though japanese war brides readily accepted their new language, homes and customs,, they still retained pride in their Japanese culture and taught them to their children and grandchildren.