Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 4

Prewar activities: attending the University of Washington, conducting a study of the Seattle Japanese American community for master's thesis (ddr-densho-1002-1-1) - 00:06:04
Delivering newspapers as a child; description of the prewar Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1002-1-2) - 00:04:44
Personal as well as community reactions to the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1002-1-3) - 00:06:06
Participating in a research study as an observer and participant through the mass removal and assembly center process (ddr-densho-1002-1-4) - 00:08:46
Memories of mass removal (ddr-densho-1002-1-5) - 00:03:37
Description of participation in Berkeley research study (ddr-densho-1002-1-6) - 00:08:41
Research study's focus on protest within Tule Lake concentration camp, California (ddr-densho-1002-1-7) - 00:08:07
The War Relocation Authority's shift in policy: attempt to resettle Japanese Americans outside of camp (ddr-densho-1002-1-8) - 00:06:35
Discussion of the registration period in camp (ddr-densho-1002-1-9) - 00:06:22
Difficulties in camp, and the attitude of the Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-densho-1002-1-10) - 00:03:21
Significance of generational and geographical backgrounds in Japanese Americans' participation in protests (ddr-densho-1002-1-11) - 00:11:18
Differences between Nisei and Kibei in regards to the so-called "loyalty questionnaire"; personal reactions (ddr-densho-1002-1-12) - 00:03:34
Conflicts and attacks regarding the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1002-1-13) - 00:05:02
Thoughts on being a research study observer during the registration period in camp (ddr-densho-1002-1-14) - 00:04:45
Discussion of the WRA's segregation policy (ddr-densho-1002-1-15) - 00:03:39
Continuing to work on the Japanese Evacuation and Resettlement study postwar during the resettlement period (ddr-densho-1002-1-16) - 00:04:11
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ddr-densho-1002-1-4 (Legacy UID: denshovh-mfrank-05-0004)

Participating in a research study as an observer and participant through the mass removal and assembly center process

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding the resistance movement itself.

00:08:46 — Segment 4 of 16

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September 28, 1992

Emiko and Chizuko Omori Collection

Emiko and Chizuko Omori Collection

Courtesy of Emiko and Chizuko Omori

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Frank Miyamoto

Frank Miyamoto Interview

01:34:52 — 16 segments

September 28, 1992

Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born July 29, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Wrote 'Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle' as a Master's thesis, published in 1939 as one of the first academic works on the Japanese immigrant community. Incarcerated in Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Member of the Evacuation and Resettlement Study which studied the incarceration and resettlement of Japanese Americans during World War II. Resettled in Seattle. Was a long-time member of the faculty in Sociology at the University of Washington, served as Chairman of his department, and was Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Frank Miyamoto passed away on November 7, 2012.

(This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding the resistance movement itself.)

Chizu Omori, interviewer; Emiko Omori, interviewer; Emiko Omori and Paul Mailman, videographer

Emiko and Chizuko Omori Collection

Courtesy of Emiko and Chizuko Omori

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