Caring for Kimiko (4:57)

Kimiko Kasahara Drake

Being alone and old in an adopted country, Kimiko Drake might have died in lonely isolation. She had no children and her husband passed away years before. Like so many Japanese women who married American servicemen, she didn’t feel she could return to Japan, that Japan would not be a welcoming place for her. But Kimiko had Karen, the daughter of another Japanese woman, who put herself in Kimiko’s shoes.