Grace Hata Interview Segment 10

Parents' family backgrounds (ddr-densho-1003-10-1) -
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1003-10-2) -
Description of family's prewar restaurant (ddr-densho-1003-10-3) -
Taking Japanese dance and music lessons (ddr-densho-1003-10-4) -
Mother sews clothing for family (ddr-densho-1003-10-5) -
Parents' prewar "chop suey" restaurant (ddr-densho-1003-10-6) -
Attending elementary school (ddr-densho-1003-10-7) -
Spending time in Little Tokyo (ddr-densho-1003-10-8) -
Memories of kenjinkai picnics (ddr-densho-1003-10-9) -
Getting very sick as a child (ddr-densho-1003-10-10) -
Two oldest brothers grow up in Japan (ddr-densho-1003-10-11) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor and coping after father is arrested and removed by the FBI (ddr-densho-1003-10-12) -
First impressions of Manzanar when the camp wasn't completed (ddr-densho-1003-10-13) -
Learning to play the shamisen in camp (ddr-densho-1003-10-14) -
Hearing about the "Manzanar Riot" (ddr-densho-1003-10-15) -
Communicating with father while in camp (ddr-densho-1003-10-16) -
Transferring to Tule Lake and reuniting with father (ddr-densho-1003-10-17) -
Memories of expatriating to Japan (ddr-densho-1003-10-18) -
Attending school in Japan (ddr-densho-1003-10-19) -
Finding a job in Japan working with the U.S. government (ddr-densho-1003-10-20) -
Attending night school in Japan (ddr-densho-1003-10-21) -
Returning to the United States (ddr-densho-1003-10-22) -
Older brothers' wartime experiences (ddr-densho-1003-10-23) -
Transitioning into high school after living in Japan (ddr-densho-1003-10-24) -
Working as a schoolgirl and establishing life after Japan (ddr-densho-1003-10-25) -
Deciding to become a nurse (ddr-densho-1003-10-26) -
Reflections (ddr-densho-1003-10-27) -
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Getting very sick as a child

00:05:47 — Segment 10 of 27

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March 16, 2012

Friends of Manzanar Collection

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Grace Hata

Grace Hata Interview

04:00:46 — 27 segments

March 16, 2012

West Los Angeles, California

Nisei female. Born December 5, 1930, in Gardena, California. Grew up in Gardena where parents ran a restaurant. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested and taken away by the FBI. During mass removal, family was sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and reunited with father. Following the Leave Clearance questionnaire in 1943, family transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and then repatriated to Japan. Grace lived and worked in Japan for a year and a half before returning to California, finishing school, and becoming a nurse.

Martha Nakagawa, interviewer; Ann Kaneko, videographer

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Courtesy of Friends of Manzanar

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