Personal recollections

World War II (66)
Pearl Harbor and aftermath (97)
Personal recollections (298)

298 items
Spady Koyama Interview I Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-38-17)
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Reaction to bombing of Pearl Harbor, "This is your country no matter who says what"
Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-338-15)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, attending school the next day

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ...

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-123-8)
Attending school assembly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I felt as though our fellow students were looking at us, and we were the enemy"

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Ben Y. Tonooka Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-390-13)
vh Ben Y. Tonooka Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-390-13)
Feeling uncomfortable in school after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of ...

Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-190-10)
vh Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-190-10)
Hearing news of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor: "I felt vulnerable"

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Art Abe Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-206-17)
vh Art Abe Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-206-17)
Feeling bitter upon being removed: "I couldn't believe what the government was doing to us"
Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-84-22)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-84-22)
Seattle's health department refuses to provide typhoid inoculations to Japanese Americans

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

Toshikazu
vh Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto Interview I Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-240-13)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I had this real ominous feeling"
Marianne West Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-120-3)
vh Marianne West Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-120-3)
Hearing news of Pearl Harbor bombing: disbelief, then gradual realization

This interview took place at the 2000 Tule Lake Pilgrimage in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-190-12)
vh Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-190-12)
Feeling uncomfortable upon returning to school; hearing of FBI arrests

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Sharon Tanagi Aburano Interview I Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-208-23)
vh Sharon Tanagi Aburano Interview I Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-208-23)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while in a movie theater: "we were actually panic-stricken"
Tosh Tokunaga Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-241-9)
vh Tosh Tokunaga Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-241-9)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while in a movie theater
Charles Z. Smith Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-169-8)
vh Charles Z. Smith Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-169-8)
Thoughts on the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "my thoughts were generated largely by the war propaganda"
Francis Mas Fukuhara Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-9-8)
vh Francis Mas Fukuhara Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-9-8)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while in a movie theater
Helene J. Minehira Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-319-12)
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Witnessing the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Henry Bruno Yamada Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-105-12)
vh Henry Bruno Yamada Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-105-12)
Memories of bombing of Pearl Harbor, restrictions on Japanese Americans in Hawaii

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews and concentrated on a single topic, namely, the ...

James Yamazaki Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-175-16)
vh James Yamazaki Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-175-16)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "It was just terrifying"

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department ...

Irene Najima Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-226-12)
vh Irene Najima Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-226-12)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I felt uncomfortable because I was of Japanese descent"
Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-432-20)
vh Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-432-20)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; receiving special dispensation to participate in a track meet before going to camp (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview. This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. ...

Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-148-16)
vh Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-148-16)
Memories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor: mother's fear of deportation, parents' "demeanor was so different"
Kazue Yamamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-197-7)
vh Kazue Yamamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-197-7)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

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