Setsuko Izumi Asano Interview Segment 1

Parents' family backgrounds (ddr-densho-1000-392-1) -
Parents' early life after immigrating to Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-392-2) -
Mother's work as a midwife (ddr-densho-1000-392-3) -
Father's work in the newspaper business (ddr-densho-1000-392-4) -
Origins of name (ddr-densho-1000-392-5) -
Memories of elementary school (ddr-densho-1000-392-6) -
Taking piano lessons as a child (ddr-densho-1000-392-7) -
Going into Little Tokyo and attending movies (ddr-densho-1000-392-8) -
Going on fishing trips with family (ddr-densho-1000-392-9) -
Older sisters left in Japan during the war (ddr-densho-1000-392-10) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, coping with restrictions afterwards (ddr-densho-1000-392-11) -
First impressions of Santa Anita (ddr-densho-1000-392-12) -
Attending school in camp (ddr-densho-1000-392-13) -
Recreational activities in camp (ddr-densho-1000-392-14) -
Leaving camp and moving to New Orleans, Louisiana (ddr-densho-1000-392-15) -
Hosting many prominent Japanese Americans in Louisiana (ddr-densho-1000-392-16) -
Living in New Orleans after the war (ddr-densho-1000-392-17) -
Exposure to a segregated society in Louisiana (ddr-densho-1000-392-18) -
Attending elementary school (ddr-densho-1000-392-19) -
Memories of high school (ddr-densho-1000-392-20) -
Going to college (ddr-densho-1000-392-21) -
Working as a microbiologist (ddr-densho-1000-392-22) -
Parents become naturalized citizens (ddr-densho-1000-392-23) -
Returning to Los Angeles after father's passing (ddr-densho-1000-392-24) -
Memories of social unrest in the 1960s (ddr-densho-1000-392-25) -
Description of husband, a veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (ddr-densho-1000-392-26) -
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Parents' family backgrounds

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.

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February 7, 2012

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Setsuko Izumi Asano

Setsuko Izumi Asano Interview

01:56:00 — 26 segments

February 7, 2012

Los Angeles, California

Nisei female. Born March 3, 1932, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, moved with family to New Orleans, Louisiana. Remained in New Orleans for thirteen years, finishing school and establishing a career as a microbiologist. Eventually returned to Los Angeles.

(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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