IamA former Japanese citizen who lived through World War II AMA!
Hi, I am a former citizen of Japan, born in 1930, and lived in Gifu-ken during World War II. I witnessed the rise and fall of the Japanese Empire and later married an American Airman, which caused my family to disown me. I'm currently living in America with my grandson, who is assisting me with this AMA.
EDIT: Born in Gifu, but moved to Nagoya when I was 8 years old. I remained there throughout the war. EDIT 2: I was initially disowned by my family. My mother disowned me and we remained that way until her death. My father was the same way, but eventually warmed up to my husband and changed his view.
FINAL EDIT: Thanks so much for all the questions everyone! My grandma was a little nervous going into this but really warmed up to it! It's late and she needs to go to bed, but I'm more than happy to have her answer other questions tomorrow, if you have them. Just PM me the question and I'll get back to you! Even if you're just coming across this AMA now!