Mas Okabe Interview Segment 12

Family background (ddr-manz-1-131-1) -
Family's restaurant business (ddr-manz-1-131-2) -
Description of siblings (ddr-manz-1-131-3) -
Going to live with family friends while mother was in Japan (ddr-manz-1-131-4) -
Getting into mischief in school (ddr-manz-1-131-5) -
Recreational activities and martial arts before the war (ddr-manz-1-131-6) -
Rejoining family and helping with the farm (ddr-manz-1-131-7) -
Father's arrest by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-131-8) -
Being treated differently by classmates after December 7th (ddr-manz-1-131-9) -
Memories of the Merced Assembly Center (ddr-manz-1-131-10) -
First impressions of Amache (ddr-manz-1-131-11) -
Recreational activities in camp: joining the Boy Scouts (ddr-manz-1-131-12) -
Living conditions in camp (ddr-manz-1-131-13) -
Attending school in camp (ddr-manz-1-131-14) -
Transferring to Crystal City and reuniting with father (ddr-manz-1-131-15) -
Daily activities in Crystal City (ddr-manz-1-131-16) -
Finding out about going to Japan with family (ddr-manz-1-131-17) -
The journey by boat to Japan, father's disappointment on arrival (ddr-manz-1-131-18) -
Living with family in Japan (ddr-manz-1-131-19) -
Working for the U.S. Air Force in Japan (ddr-manz-1-131-20) -
Returning to the U.S. to finish school (ddr-manz-1-131-21) -
Being drafted into the navy and serving during the Korean War (ddr-manz-1-131-22) -
Deciding to go to dental school (ddr-manz-1-131-23) -
Having friends of different ethnicities in dental school (ddr-manz-1-131-24) -
Getting married and moving to San Jose, California (ddr-manz-1-131-25) -
Family's postwar experiences (ddr-manz-1-131-26) -
Thoughts on the redress movement (ddr-manz-1-131-27) -
Reflections (ddr-manz-1-131-28) -
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Recreational activities in camp: joining the Boy Scouts

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January 30, 2013

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Mas Okabe

Mas Okabe Interview

02:25:39 — 28 segments

January 30, 2013

San Jose, California

Nisei male. Born 1929 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents operated a restaurant. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, in 1945, then went to Japan with family. Lived in Japan for a time before returning to the U.S. to finish school. Served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Eventually moved to San Jose, California, and became a dentist.

Kristen Luetkemeier, interviewer; Alisa Lynch, videographer

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