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There is one old Japanese man, who had been raised in a Chinese family in Tianjin,China, until he was 16 years old.

He has been back in Japan for over 60 years now but he still misses China.

Now he is 79 years old, his memories back in Tianjin brings nostalgia, he even started to forget Japanese and he feels more comfortable when he speaks in Chinese.

He wrote the poem and showed it to me. I lost words to continue the poem after his, because I have never gone through the same hardships as he did.

Poem translation :

60 years has past since I left the land
Even if I have lived in this home land
People ask me where I am from
Actually I am a Bohai child, in North East.

Not quite sure if these letters he wrote are correct, but he explained the context of the poem just like above. Also, I don't know how to call "Bohai" in English. Also, I knwo the story is pretty hard to understand if not so understand the history of China and Japan.

BUT, this guys' life story is very touchy to me, in order to introduce a Japanese who had been in an unusual situation during world war 2, I decided to upload that photo.

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