Nori Masuda Interview Segment 15

Family background: father runs a bookstore (ddr-densho-1010-10-1) - 00:05:16
Description of Fresno's prewar Chinatown (ddr-densho-1010-10-2) - 00:06:11
Memories of a prewar Japanese restaurant (ddr-densho-1010-10-3) - 00:00:48
Mother's skill as a seamstress (ddr-densho-1010-10-4) - 00:01:41
Childhood apartment, going to the public bath (ddr-densho-1010-10-5) - 00:06:39
Activities at Fresno's Buddhist church (ddr-densho-1010-10-6) - 00:04:39
Working nights while still going to school (ddr-densho-1010-10-7) - 00:07:24
First job in a Japanese restaurant (ddr-densho-1010-10-8) - 00:03:42
Participating in sports (ddr-densho-1010-10-9) - 00:04:52
Prewar memories of Fresno: sumo wrestling and Mexican farm laborers (ddr-densho-1010-10-10) - 00:08:20
Working for a soda bottling company making deliveries (ddr-densho-1010-10-11) - 00:08:20
Changes in Fresno after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1010-10-12) - 00:08:47
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-1010-10-13) - 00:06:22
Driving a family friend's wife to visit Issei husband who had been arrested (ddr-densho-1010-10-14) - 00:04:30
Preparing church and family's store for mass removal (ddr-densho-1010-10-15) - 00:04:52
Life in Fresno Assembly Center: working in the kitchen, playing baseball (ddr-densho-1010-10-16) - 00:08:12
Coping with living conditions in camp (ddr-densho-1010-10-17) - 00:05:40
Participating in sports in camp (ddr-densho-1010-10-18) - 00:02:41
Problems caused by the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1010-10-19) - 00:06:02
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1010-10-20) - 00:03:52
(ddr-densho-1010-10-21) - 00:03:23
Being recruited to work at Seabrook Farms (ddr-densho-1010-10-22) - 00:08:07
Serving in the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1010-10-23) - 00:03:02
Military training in Minnesota (ddr-densho-1010-10-24) - 00:03:38
Playing basketball while in the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1010-10-25) - 00:08:03
Experiences in Japan (ddr-densho-1010-10-26) - 00:07:52
Meeting uncle in Japan (ddr-densho-1010-10-27) - 00:05:59
Visiting relatives in Hiroshima, deciding to stay and work in Japan (ddr-densho-1010-10-28) - 00:07:36
Returning to Fresno (ddr-densho-1010-10-29) - 00:08:11
Reflections: the future of Fresno's Chinatown (ddr-densho-1010-10-30) - 00:04:21
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Preparing church and family's store for mass removal

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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March 10, 2010

Preserving California's Japantowns Collection

Preserving California's Japantowns Collection

ddr-densho-1010-10

Nori Masuda

Nori Masuda Interview

02:49:02 — 30 segments

March 10, 2010

Fresno, California

Nisei male. Born September 11, 1916, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Fresno in Chinatown, where the city's Chinese and Japanese communities were concentrated. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Left camp to work for Seabrook Farms, New Jersey. Enlisted in the military and served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan. After leaving Japan, returned to Fresno.

(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.)

Jill Shiraki, interviewer; Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

Preserving California's Japantowns Collection

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