“Most of the children were children of ambassadors”

What it was like to grow up in Japan and then move the the US to go to school with children from influential families from around the world

DIM interview

talked about their biggest impacts in life and how that changed their views

Interview with Grandpa

We talked about my grandpas life when he was younger, his experience in the Vietnam War, and his reflections on his life.

Kenshin Sugimoto and Koushi Murayama(*Japanese)

Kenshin Sugimoto(13) talks with his grandfather, Koushi Murayama(78) about his childhood, and challenges he faced in life. He talks about how his family was poor, and how he came to work at a marketplace, and how he works as a...

Doherty 2 – Matthew “Matt” Doherty, Steve Doherty, Emily Wilson

Matt Doherty interviewed by his son Steve and granddaughter Emily Wilson at the Doherty reunion July 2, 2023. they discussed growing up on a sheep ranch in Ione, Oregon, in the 1930s and 40s, serving in the military and the...

Sumiko Hatakeyama

Peace Boat staff Sumiko Hatakeyama shares the story of how meeting nuclear bomb survivors at the age of 19 started her peacebuilding journey. She also provides advice for aspiring peace builders, and encourages everyone to meet people in person and...

Assignment 2

A loyal Buddhist tries to convert a traveler


Childhood, siblings, things he is grateful for and what he has learned from his experiences.

Daniel Takashima and Laural Takashima

Daniel Takashima (22) and his mother, Laural Takashima (60), discuss life experiences, culture shock, and family.

grandma interview

We talked to my grandma and younger cousin about life and what they enjoy.

Jenny Rask Interviews Father Gene Rask about his life. His experience in the service in the 1957-9 at Edwards Airforce base.

Jenny Rask: 2020-10-18 00:11:00 Jenny Rask Interviews Father Gene Rask about his experience in the service in the late 1950's. He was restationed to Edwards Airforce base instead of Iceland after his father's sudden passing. His engagement to Nurse Joyce...

Kana and Vivian Interview

Kana, my best friend, told her story of moving to America and the major change it was. She discussed the differences between the two and the obstacles she had to face.

Starting a New Life

What it’s like to move to a new country with a new language

marriage story

This is the best story of getting marriage.

Working in Another Language

Despite being in Japan for the earthquake in 2011, Gerald Hirshberg doesn't tell that story, because stories of interacting with the place and the people are far more earthshattering. In November of 2017, Kate Hirshberg interviewed her grandfather, Gerald 'Jerry'...