"Mixed-blood" Orphans: Searching for Their Roots

Time and Tide

50m 00s
Broadcast on May 28, 2022 Available until May 28, 2023

In the chaos following the Second World War, children were born to Occupation soldiers and Japanese women. Many of them grew up without knowing their parents. An institution called "Boys Town" was created in Kanagawa Prefecture to house these orphaned school-aged youths. Its graduates continue to experience discrimination and prejudice in higher education, employment and personal relationships. As they approach the final stages of life, they continue to ask themselves, "Who am I? Where did I come from?" We follow their search for answers.

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