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Yukio Kawaratani Interview Segment 16

Family background (ddr-densho-1000-377-1) - 00:06:51
Born in San Juan Capistrano (ddr-densho-1000-377-2) - 00:02:41
Parents establish a small farm (ddr-densho-1000-377-3) - 00:04:53
Attending grammar school (ddr-densho-1000-377-4) - 00:04:33
A memory of receiving first bicycle (ddr-densho-1000-377-5) - 00:07:11
Helping out on family farm in Trabuco Canyon (ddr-densho-1000-377-6) - 00:05:31
Prewar recreational activities (ddr-densho-1000-377-7) - 00:02:27
Flying mother's Japanese flag before the war (ddr-densho-1000-377-8) - 00:03:17
Burning possessions after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-377-9) - 00:07:18
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-377-10) - 00:04:28
Remembering the train ride to camp (ddr-densho-1000-377-11) - 00:03:36
First impressions of camp (ddr-densho-1000-377-12) - 00:08:37
Leaving camp temporarily on fishing outings (ddr-densho-1000-377-13) - 00:06:00
Life in camp as a young person: attending school, breaking wrist (ddr-densho-1000-377-14) - 00:05:04
Nearly drowning in camp (ddr-densho-1000-377-15) - 00:04:25
Family signs "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-377-16) - 00:05:37
Transferring to Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-377-17) - 00:02:44
First arriving in Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-377-18) - 00:03:06
Memories of Tule Lake's strike and the implementation of martial law (ddr-densho-1000-377-19) - 00:08:31
Family members join the Hoshidan (ddr-densho-1000-377-20) - 00:05:56
Father and some of the siblings renounce U.S. citizenship (ddr-densho-1000-377-21) - 00:03:49
Hearing about the end of the war (ddr-densho-1000-377-22) - 00:03:53
(ddr-densho-1000-377-23) - 00:02:24
Leaving camp and living in a trailer camp (ddr-densho-1000-377-24) - 00:04:54
Trying to rebuild lives after leaving camp (ddr-densho-1000-377-25) - 00:08:05
Attending high school, participating in sports (ddr-densho-1000-377-26) - 00:03:56
Forming a club, the Royal Knights (ddr-densho-1000-377-27) - 00:04:10
Attending college (ddr-densho-1000-377-28) - 00:04:58
Father remains in Japan after repatriating (ddr-densho-1000-377-29) - 00:04:36
Becoming ill while a senior in college (ddr-densho-1000-377-30) - 00:04:39
Volunteering for the army (ddr-densho-1000-377-31) - 00:04:08
Choosing a career in urban planning (ddr-densho-1000-377-32) - 00:05:23
Working for the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (ddr-densho-1000-377-33) - 00:09:53
The challenges of redevelopment (ddr-densho-1000-377-34) - 00:07:51
Thoughts on the controversial Little Tokyo redevelopment project (ddr-densho-1000-377-35) - 00:06:28
The Bunker Hill redevelopment project (ddr-densho-1000-377-36) - 00:04:24
A successful career as an urban planner (ddr-densho-1000-377-37) - 00:11:32
Community work: volunteering for the Monterey Park Library (ddr-densho-1000-377-38) - 00:11:01
Community activities in Little Tokyo (ddr-densho-1000-377-39) - 00:02:28
Organizing Nisei Week activities (ddr-densho-1000-377-40) - 00:04:13
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-377-41) - 00:09:37
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Family signs "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire"

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.

00:05:37 — Segment 16 of 41

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October 26, 2011

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Yukio Kawaratani

Yukio Kawaratani Interview

03:45:08 — 41 segments

October 26, 2011

Los Angeles, California

Nisei male. Born May 30, 1031, in San Juan Capistrano, California. Grew up in various places in California. During World War II, was removed with family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. While in Poston, family signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and was transferred to Tule Lake. Father and two older brothers renounced their U.S. citizenship and were eventually expatriated to Japan. The rest of the family returned to California after leaving camp. Mr. Kawaratani established a successful career as an urban planner with the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency.

(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.)

Martha Nakagawa, interviewer; Tani Ikeda, videographer

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