Personal recollections

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

298 items
Richard H. Yamamoto Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-191-15)
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Becoming angry on December 7, 1941, quitting job

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.

Emery Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-155-7)
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Memories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor: Issei pastor tearfully apologizes to father
Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-222-12)
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The effects of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on family and community
Edith Watanabe Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-101-10)
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Response of Burlington community to Pearl Harbor: finding out who your friends truly are
Sumi Okamoto Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-192-11)
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Wedding day: December 7, 1941

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.

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.

Junkoh Harui Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-11-11)
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An eight-year-old's confusion after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was done outdoors in the Bainbridge Gardens Nursery which resulted in increased background noise and frequent interruptions by the business P.A. system.

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
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
Betty Tanakatsubo Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-343-8)
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Family's reactions to hearing about 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 ...

George Morihiro Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-182-13)
vh George Morihiro Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-182-13)
Hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor; feeling surprised upon seeing father's anger
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.

Miyoko Kaneta Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-449-5)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, being confronted by a white woman about ethnic identity
Kara Kondo Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-139-21)
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Memories of the period following the bombing of Pearl Harbor: unsure if Japanese and Japanese Americans from the Yakima valley would be removed
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
Jane Komeiji Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-406-10)
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Hearing about 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.

Ayako Murakami - Masako Murakami Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-63-13)
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Events following Pearl Harbor: FBI pick-ups, buying and storing provisions
Grace Watanabe Kimura Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-249-11)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; preparing for removal while father is very ill
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.

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