Personal recollections

World War II (66)
Pearl Harbor and aftermath (97)
Personal recollections (304)

304 items
Gladys Koshio Konishi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-manz-1-26-15)
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Dealing with restrictions placed on Japanese Americans following the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Toshiro Izumi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-manz-1-90-16)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: unable to take ferry home
Hikoji Takeuchi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-manz-1-10-2)
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Feeling disbelief upon hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Rose Tanaka Interview Segment 11 (ddr-manz-1-145-11)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, support from a family friend, a retired military officer
Kinge Okauchi Interview Segment 13 (ddr-manz-1-39-13)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, restrictions on travel
Frank Isamu Kikuchi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-manz-1-5-2)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "Things aren't going to be the same around here anymore"
Cherry Kinoshita Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-34-5)
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Being questioned by the FBI over the family's short wave radio
Cherry Kinoshita Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-34-4)
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Observing father's reaction upon hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Hal Keimi Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-458-4)
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Family moves to the Boyle Heights neighborhood to be closer to family during mass removal
Henry Miyatake Interview I Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-53-17)
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FBI seizure of weapons and radio equipment after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-153-35)
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Memories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I thought it was a joke or something"

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of his life experiences are similar to those who …

Kay Matsuoka Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-48-25)
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Reaction to the bombing of Pearl Harbor: getting rid of everything Japanese
Mary Hirata Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-22-10)
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Reaction to the bombing of Pearl Harbor: burning all things Japanese
Mits Takahashi Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-207-9)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "We were really bewildered more than anything else"
Harvey Watanabe Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-102-9)
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Hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor while on leave from Fort Lewis
Yuri Kochiyama Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-257-4)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while teaching Sunday school; father's arrest by the FBI
Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-138-3)
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Memories of FBI raid on family home on December 7, 1941

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their …

Frank Sumida Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-261-13)
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Consequences of Pearl Harbor: losing father's restaurant business

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.

Cherry Kinoshita Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-34-6)
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Feeling "suspect" because of community atmosphere following the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Frank Yamasaki Interview I Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-107-11)
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Ostracization by classmates following bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I'm still bitter"
Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-258-10)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: returning to school the next day

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