Samurai Wife (4:33)

Yoko Fuji Jones

“You gotta speak up,” says Yoko Jones. And she did, even arguing in public about the stupidity of racial segregation in 1950s America. Speaking her mind is so much more an American trait than a Japanese one. But the word her husband used to describe her was samurai — when they argued, when he spoke of her admiringly and when he was frustrated with her stubbornness. It seemed to fit every circumstance for him.