Kamekichi Wada was an Issei (first generation Japanese American) born in Yanai, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan in 1874. He immigrated
to the United States in 1902 and eventually settled and became a truck farmer in Gardena, California. He later married Tomo
Ikunaga (1884-1960) in 1913 and had four children. Kamekichi's son from a previous marriage, Nobukazu or Nobuichi Norman (1906-1997),
joined his father and new family and immigrated to the U.S. also from Yanai, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan in 1921. Nobuichi
married Tsushie Ushijima (1907-1998) in 1928 and had six children they named Yoshiko (1929-), Kaoru (1930-2002), Satoru Sam
(1932-2006), Isao (1934-2008), Atsuko Nancy (1935-2002), and Junko (1936-).
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