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Rose Ito Tsunekawa Interview Segment 16

Father's family background (ddr-jamsj-2-13-1) -
Mother's family background (ddr-jamsj-2-13-2) -
Close relationship with grandmother, description of her funeral (ddr-jamsj-2-13-3) -
Memories of Big Boy, a Filipino farm worker and friend of the family (ddr-jamsj-2-13-4) -
Attending Japanese community picnics (ddr-jamsj-2-13-5) -
Father's successful farm (ddr-jamsj-2-13-6) -
Father's connections and influence in the Japanese American community (ddr-jamsj-2-13-7) -
Father's involvement in the Heieki Gimusha Kai, an association of young Japanese men (ddr-jamsj-2-13-8) -
Speaking Japanese at home and learning English in school (ddr-jamsj-2-13-9) -
Recreational activities: movies, fishing, holidays (ddr-jamsj-2-13-10) -
Father decides to take family to Japan after being placed on an FBI watch list (ddr-jamsj-2-13-11) -
First impressions of Japan (ddr-jamsj-2-13-12) -
First day of school: the day Japan bombs Pearl Harbor (ddr-jamsj-2-13-13) -
Family under surveillance as Americans in Japan (ddr-jamsj-2-13-14) -
Attending a girls' school in Japan (ddr-jamsj-2-13-15) -
Living in Japan during the war: food rationing, bucket relays, air raids (ddr-jamsj-2-13-16) -
Hearing Japanese propaganda about Americans: "I was probably brainwashed too" (ddr-jamsj-2-13-17) -
Still in school when the war ended (ddr-jamsj-2-13-18) -
Working as an interpreter for a military trial (ddr-jamsj-2-13-19) -
First Christmas after the war ended: receiving candy bars from U.S. GIs (ddr-jamsj-2-13-20) -
Working as an interpreter for the Red Cross (ddr-jamsj-2-13-21) -
Deciding to return to the United States (ddr-jamsj-2-13-22) -
Returning to the United States (ddr-jamsj-2-13-23) -
Father's return to the United States and farming (ddr-jamsj-2-13-24) -
Postwar work with the Issei community (ddr-jamsj-2-13-25) -
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Living in Japan during the war: food rationing, bucket relays, air raids

00:08:23 — Segment 16 of 25

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January 26, 2011

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Rose Ito Tsunekawa

Rose Ito Tsunekawa Interview

02:39:05 — 25 segments

January 26, 2011

San Jose, California

Nisei female. Born July 9, 1930, in Salinas, California. Grew up in Salinas, where father ran a successful farm. In 1941, moved with family to Japan. Remained in Japan during World War II and worked as an interpreter. After the war, returned to the United States and presently lives in California.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Steve Fugita, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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