Jack Friese shows collage of photos of the Japanese he and wife Marylou have hosted over the years. Among them is a young woman who asked him to give her away at her wedding in Hawaii in 2009. While some folks of their generation still harbor animosity toward Japan for the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Frieses decided they couldn't blame young Japanese for their elders' actions. They began hosting Japanese students and teachers in 1984.
Jack Friese shows collage of photos of the Japanese he and wife Marylou have hosted over the years. Among them is a young woman who asked him to give her away at her wedding in Hawaii in 2009. While some folks of their generation still harbor animosity toward Japan for the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Frieses decided they couldn't blame young Japanese for their elders' actions. They began hosting Japanese students and teachers in 1984. jjardine@modbee.com
Jack Friese shows collage of photos of the Japanese he and wife Marylou have hosted over the years. Among them is a young woman who asked him to give her away at her wedding in Hawaii in 2009. While some folks of their generation still harbor animosity toward Japan for the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Frieses decided they couldn't blame young Japanese for their elders' actions. They began hosting Japanese students and teachers in 1984. jjardine@modbee.com

Jeff Jardine: No forgetting or forgiving Pearl Harbor attack, but Oakdale couple later forged relationships with Japanese teens

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