Shig Miyaki Interview Segment 8

Family background (ddr-densho-1000-259-1) - 00:05:54
Description of the prewar Japanese American community on Terminal Island (ddr-densho-1000-259-2) - 00:05:22
Helping on fishing boats as a teenager (ddr-densho-1000-259-3) - 00:05:32
Participating in judo tournaments (ddr-densho-1000-259-4) - 00:05:37
Fishing with friends (ddr-densho-1000-259-5) - 00:02:31
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: heavy police presence on Terminal Island (ddr-densho-1000-259-6) - 00:06:38
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-259-7) - 00:03:27
Witnessing round up of Issei men on Terminal Island (ddr-densho-1000-259-8) - 00:07:40
Given only forty-eight hours to prepare for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-259-9) - 00:03:53
Preparing for mass removal: loss of fishing boats (ddr-densho-1000-259-10) - 00:06:36
(ddr-densho-1000-259-11) - 00:02:47
First impressions of Manzanar; interacting with Pacific Northwesterners (ddr-densho-1000-259-12) - 00:03:20
Joining the irrigation crew to leave camp and hike and fish in the mountains (ddr-densho-1000-259-13) - 00:10:02
Temporarily leaving camp on overnight excursions into the mountains (ddr-densho-1000-259-14) - 00:04:45
Participating in track and field in camp (ddr-densho-1000-259-15) - 00:05:02
Answering "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-259-16) - 00:03:40
Observing heating meetings regarding the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-259-17) - 00:05:14
Little discussion among family members about registration issue (ddr-densho-1000-259-18) - 00:03:15
Reuniting with father, hearing about his experiences in internment camp: "it was just overall bitterness" (ddr-densho-1000-259-19) - 00:02:25
Few memories of the move from Manzanar to Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-259-20) - 00:02:51
Participating in Seinendan activities in camp (ddr-densho-1000-259-21) - 00:05:41
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Witnessing round up of Issei men on Terminal Island

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00:07:40 — Segment 8 of 21

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September 22, 2009

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Shig Miyaki

Shig Miyaki Interview

01:42:12 — 21 segments

September 22, 2009

Torrance, California

Nisei male. Born September 22, 2009, on Terminal Island, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, where father was part of the large Japanese American fishing community. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While at Manzanar, joined the irrigation crew and took expeditons out in the hills surrounding camp to hike and fish. Signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and was transferred to the Tule Lake Segregation Center. Mr. Miyaki passed away in 2015.

(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.)

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Barbara Takei, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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