Takeshi Minato Interview Segment 13

Born in Utah (ddr-manz-1-57-1) -
Description of father (ddr-manz-1-57-2) -
Father's early work in the United States (ddr-manz-1-57-3) -
Visiting Japan as a child (ddr-manz-1-57-4) -
Description of siblings (ddr-manz-1-57-5) -
Memories of Terminal Island, California's fishing community (ddr-manz-1-57-6) -
Growing up on family's farm (ddr-manz-1-57-7) -
Memories of childhood in California (ddr-manz-1-57-8) -
Moving to Redondo Beach where father started a grocery business (ddr-manz-1-57-9) -
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-manz-1-57-10) -
Memories of high school (ddr-manz-1-57-11) -
Living on Terminal Island, California, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-57-12) -
Working as an interpreter for the Issei picked up by the FBI (ddr-manz-1-57-13) -
Leaving Terminal Island before the mass removal (ddr-manz-1-57-14) -
Working as a mail carrier in camp (ddr-manz-1-57-15) -
Temporarily leaving camp to work on a sugar beet farm (ddr-manz-1-57-16) -
Going on a work leave trip to Idaho (ddr-manz-1-57-17) -
Driving cross country back to camp after being out on work leave (ddr-manz-1-57-18) -
Returning to camp for sister's wedding (ddr-manz-1-57-19) -
Food in camp (ddr-manz-1-57-20) -
Leaving camp, working in Chicago and then Seabrook, New Jersey (ddr-manz-1-57-21) -
Volunteering for the army after initially answering "no-no" on the "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-manz-1-57-22) -
Witnessing the "Manzanar riot" (ddr-manz-1-57-23) -
Awareness of people making alcohol in camp (ddr-manz-1-57-24) -
Thoughts on the "Manzanar riot" (ddr-manz-1-57-25) -
Social activities in camp (ddr-manz-1-57-26) -
Family's postwar activities (ddr-manz-1-57-27) -
Various jobs after camp (ddr-manz-1-57-28) -
Raising children (ddr-manz-1-57-29) -
Reuniting with father in camp (ddr-manz-1-57-30) -
(ddr-manz-1-57-31) -
(ddr-manz-1-57-32) -
Visiting family in Japan (ddr-manz-1-57-33) -
Changes in Gardena's Japanese American community (ddr-manz-1-57-34) -
Memories of Block 11 (ddr-manz-1-57-35) -
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Working as an interpreter for the Issei picked up by the FBI

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December 4, 2008

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Takeshi Minato

Takeshi Minato Interview

02:04:59 — 35 segments

December 4, 2008

Gardena, California

Nisei male. Born July 13, 1922, in Park City, Utah. Family moved several times prior to World War II, and was living in Terminal Island, California, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, during the war. After the war, lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois, and Seabrook, New Jersey, before volunteering for the army. Eventually returned to California.

Richard Potashin, interviewer; Kirk Peterson, videographer

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