Yoshio Matsumoto Interview Segment 1

Family background: reasons for immigrating to the United States (ddr-densho-1014-1-1) - 00:06:31
Growing up in San Diego, in a primarily Spanish-speaking neighborhood (ddr-densho-1014-1-2) - 00:05:22
Description of father's grocery businesses (ddr-densho-1014-1-3) - 00:02:39
Japanese community events (ddr-densho-1014-1-4) - 00:05:56
Recreational activities: hunting, deep-sea fishing (ddr-densho-1014-1-5) - 00:06:22
Attending college knowing there were few career opportunities for Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1014-1-6) - 00:03:29
A student at Berkeley when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1014-1-7) - 00:03:40
Preparing for mass removal while at Berkeley, finding out personal letters had been turned over to the government (ddr-densho-1014-1-8) - 00:04:17
Living in Tanforan with other university students in bachelor housing (ddr-densho-1014-1-9) - 00:03:30
Wife's family background (ddr-densho-1014-1-10) - 00:05:32
Part of a select group of students who were allowed to leave assembly centers to attend school (ddr-densho-1014-1-11) - 00:03:01
Attending Washington University in St. Louis (ddr-densho-1014-1-12) - 00:07:22
Japanese American classmates at Washington University (ddr-densho-1014-1-13) - 00:05:07
Graduating from college and moving to Detroit (ddr-densho-1014-1-14) - 00:03:41
Induction into the military, basic training (ddr-densho-1014-1-15) - 00:03:13
Being selected for Officer Candidate School (ddr-densho-1014-1-16) - 00:05:12
Memories of Officer Candidate School (ddr-densho-1014-1-17) - 00:03:02
Getting married before going overseas (ddr-densho-1014-1-18) - 00:04:03
Serving overseas (ddr-densho-1014-1-19) - 00:07:03
Returning to Detroit (ddr-densho-1014-1-20) - 00:03:36
The Japanese American community in Detroit (ddr-densho-1014-1-21) - 00:03:31
Moving to St. Paul, Minnesota, getting involved in community activities (ddr-densho-1014-1-22) - 00:04:51
Raising children (ddr-densho-1014-1-23) - 00:09:54
Thoughts on Japanese Americans from the East Coast versus the West Coast (ddr-densho-1014-1-24) - 00:03:34
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Family background: reasons for immigrating to the United States

00:06:31 — Segment 1 of 24

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June 16, 2009

Twin Cities JACL Collection

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ddr-densho-1014-1

Yoshio Matsumoto

Yoshio Matsumoto Interview

01:54:28 — 24 segments

June 16, 2009

Bloomington, Minnesota

Nisei male. Born July 12, 1921, in San Diego, California. Grew up in San Diego, and was attending the University of California at Berkeley on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California. Was selected to leave camp to attend Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Drafted into the military, completed Officer Candidate School, and served overseas in Berlin, Germany. Eventually settled in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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