"Mixed-blood" Orphans: Searching for Their Roots
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.
Boys Town alumnus - Aoki Robert
Part of the facility remains – St. Joseph Home
In his 70s, searching for his roots