Janet Matsumoto
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Janet Matsumoto

Janet Matsumoto

Janet Matsumoto is born in 1923 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is the eldest of eight children born to nisei couple, Kazuo and Kikue Segawa.

When Janet is six years old, Kazuo moves the family to Molokai where he is employed as a launch operator by Young Brothers, Ltd. Using a small tugboat, he maneuvers barges through the shallow waters near Kolo Wharf.