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Louie Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1010-1)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1010-1)
Nisei male. Born August 22, 1925, in Walnut Grove, California. Grew up in Walnut Grove, where parents owned and operated a restaurant and rooming house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp for Chicago, Illinois, and worked in various places, including Colorado Springs ...
Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1010-2)
vh Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1010-2)
Nisei female. Born February 9, 1929, in Isleton, California. Grew up in Isleton where parents operated a boarding house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, then, when that camp closed, to the Rohwer concentration camp ...
Walter N. Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1010-3)
vh Walter N. Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1010-3)
Nisei male. Born September 25, 1926, in Walnut Grove, California. Grew up in Walnut Grove, where father owned and operator a shoe sales and repair business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. After the war, returned to Walnut Grove. Was drafted and served ...
Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-4)
vh Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-4)
Nisei female. Born November 30, 1919, in Walnut Grove, California. Paternal grandparents immigrated to the United States with father. Grew up in the Madera, California, area, and was married with a child by the time World War II broke out in 1941. During the war, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration ...
David Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1010-5)
vh David Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1010-5)
Nisei male. Born December 21, 1929, in Walnut Grove, California. Grew up in Walnut Grove where father owned and operator a shoe sales and repair business. During World War II, removed with family to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada concentration camp, Colorado. Returned to California as a high school student. Mr. Matsuoka passed away ...
Eddie M. Inaba Interview (ddr-densho-1010-6)
vh Eddie M. Inaba Interview (ddr-densho-1010-6)
Nisei male. Born May 9, 1917, in Walnut Grove, California. Parents worked at Canal Ranch, an agricultural community, where they grew produce for Libby, McNeill & Libby. Parents also owned and ran a bar in Walnut Grove. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After ...
Sat Kuwamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-7)
vh Sat Kuwamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-7)
Nisei male. Born February 25, 1922, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Fresno, where parents ran several retail stores. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, graduated from the Missouri School of Mines. Returned to Fresno after World War II.

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Kenji Maruko Interview (ddr-densho-1010-8)
vh Kenji Maruko Interview (ddr-densho-1010-8)
Sansei male. Born December 13, 1920, in Fresno, California. Father was born in Hawaii, mother was born in Japan. Grew up in Fresno, where parents ran a successful bicycle shop and general store. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty ...
Rose Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1010-9)
vh Rose Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1010-9)
Nisei female. Born May 7, 1915, in Auburn, Washington. Mother died at a young age, and was adopted by aunt and her family. Grew up in Washington state before moving to Fresno, California. Married and had a child before World War II, then removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After ...
Nori Masuda Interview (ddr-densho-1010-10)
vh Nori Masuda Interview (ddr-densho-1010-10)
Nisei male. Born September 11, 1916, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Fresno in Chinatown, where the city's Chinese and Japanese communities were concentrated. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Left camp to work for Seabrook Farms, New Jersey. Enlisted in the military and ...
Kay Ikeda Interview (ddr-densho-1010-11)
vh Kay Ikeda Interview (ddr-densho-1010-11)
Nisei female. Born 1922 in Fresno, California, where parents owned a tofu shop. Mother passed away prior to World War II giving birth to twin girls. Married prior to the war. Removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to Fresno.

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George Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-12)
vh George Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-12)
Nisei male. Born 1921 in Courtland, California. Grew up in the Clarksburg area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to Turlock Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan. Eventually returned to Clarksburg and reestablished farm. Mr. Hiromoto passed away March 31 ...
Sachi Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-13)
vh Sachi Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-13)
Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small communities of Clarksburg and Courtland before the war. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Sacramento area.
Toshiko Sakata Interview (ddr-densho-1010-14)
vh Toshiko Sakata Interview (ddr-densho-1010-14)
Nisei female. Born April 29, 1925, in Clarksburg, California. Grew up in the communities of Clarksburg and Courtland before the war. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Clarksburg area.
Heidi Sakazaki Interview (ddr-densho-1010-15)
vh Heidi Sakazaki Interview (ddr-densho-1010-15)
Nisei female. Born March 28, 1928, in Clarksburg, California. Grew up in the Sacramento area prewar. During World War II, was removed with family to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, worked in Utah and Los Angeles before eventually returning to Sacramento.
Kay Shimada Interview (ddr-densho-1010-16)
vh Kay Shimada Interview (ddr-densho-1010-16)
Nisei male. Born May 1, 1924, in Clarksburg, California. Grew up in Clarksburg, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Served in the military during the war. Returned to the Sacramento area and reestablished farming business.
Steve Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-17)
vh Steve Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-17)
Sansei male. After World War II, attended Japanese language school at the Clarksburg Holland Gakuen.

(This interview is a walking tour of the Clarksburg Japanese language school building.)

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