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Joy Kogawa Message Board 1/1/2012
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Naomi Nakane visits her elderly aunt after the death of her uncle and learns of the plight of Japanese Americans throughout the early and mid 20th century. Naomi Nakane is a teacher in Canada, the daughter of Japanese immigrants. When her favorite Uncle dies, she recalls their yearly visits to Alberta. She leaves the tiny town where she teaches to care for Aya, her widowed Aunt. She refers to the older woman as "Obason", the Japanese word for "Aunt". Whe...