Getting Married

Starting a New Life

"And I liked her, so we got married."

"See, my father and her father were good friends. So, he told me to go to New Orleans to go see...they had five daughters! I went. They told me Motoko - that was her Japanese name - was there. I went to see her...And I liked her so we got married."

Editor's note: Jimmy Doi's wife, Motoko or Alice, was interned as an adolescent girl at Rohwer Internment Camp in Arkansas. Doi said, "She was in for three years, over three years...There were two camps in Arkansas, Jerome and Rohwer. She was in Rohwer...they were very poor. They had so many kids that they couldn’t go back to California, you know. So they went to New Orleans, the closest big city."