Personal recollections

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Personal recollections (262)

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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
Tomiye Terasaki Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-122-8)
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The bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I was just so shocked" (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. It was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terasaki's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in ...

Tsuguo
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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.

Misa Taketa Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-436-7)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a search of home by the county sheriff
Ed Tsutakawa Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-196-13)
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Coincidentally sketching a battleship upon 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.

Gene Akutsu Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-1-3)
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Pearl Harbor: A teenager's memories of what he understood and how he felt
Toshikazu
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I had this real ominous feeling"
Art Abe Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-206-17)
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Feeling bitter upon being removed: "I couldn't believe what the government was doing to us"
Kazuko Iwahashi Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-337-10)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: father's angry reaction

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 ...

Jim Akutsu Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-2-15)
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Foreseeing the outbreak of war and trying to volunteer for service; discrimination experiences in the National Guard and ROTC

Interview was conducted over two days because of delays caused by technical difficulties.

Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-148-16)
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Memories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor: mother's fear of deportation, parents' "demeanor was so different"
Charles Z. Smith Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-169-8)
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Thoughts on the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "my thoughts were generated largely by the war propaganda"
Marian Asao Kurosu Interview Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-118-42)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; surprise that Japan would attack the United States

During this interview, Mrs. Kurosu alternately speaks in both English and Japanese. As a result, the English translation of the transcript contains [Jpn.] and [Eng.], which indicate whether the original dialogue was spoken in Japanese or English.

George Yoshida Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-132-20)
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Feeling self-conscious after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; hearing racist propaganda, rumors
Art Shibayama Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-151-8)
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Grandparents deported to Peru after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; rest of family taken away by ship
Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-119-2)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; feeling startled by the power of the Japanese navy

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

Fumiko Hayashida Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-15-12)
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Family's response to FBI pick-up; preparing for mass removal
Rae Takekawa Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-89-11)
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Reaction to Pearl Harbor: "I realized ... I was not the same as my friends"
Aya Uenishi Medrud Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-213-7)
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Feeling that others couldn't distinguish between Japanese and Japanese Americans following the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-170-28)
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Memories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor; trying to prepare for mass removal: "I still have nightmares"
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