Do you know the Japanese woman who moved to a heaven in 1997 at the age of 93?
She is the woman in the above picture which is the current North American Bill. Her name is Ms Kimiko Okano Murakami. She born in Salt Spring Island, Canada in 1904 from Japanese parents who originally from Hiroshima, Japan. At the age of 7, Kimiko made relocate to Hiroshima, Japan by her parents in order to get Japanese primary education.
She spent 7 years in Japan with her sister and grandmother. Then she came back to Canada when she was 15. In Canada, her family had tough time under the age of war, however, she lived bravery and noble with extraordinary strength of spirit and love to the world.
“ The rich, the famous and powerful came to seek her friendship. She offered them personhood, honesty, strength, intelligence, wisdom, courage, optimism, compassion, generosity, selflessness, perseverance and determination. They continually returned to see her as if to recharge their batteries. She always showed a proud face to the community, never a face of defeat. ”
Kimiko Okano Murakami – A Picture of Strength Story by John Endo Greenaway
The Indomitable Spirit of Keiko Mary Kitagawa – Part 1 by Norm Masaji Ibuki, 24 Jul 2014
A Japanese woman who became a North American Bill – Immigrant families overcoming turbulent era. Her parents were originally from Inno-Shima-City, Hiroshima, Japan. by Setouchi Times (Japanese Only)