George Nakata Interview Segment 7

Family background (ddr-one-7-29-1) - 00:06:17
Description of businesses in Portland's prewar Japantown (ddr-one-7-29-2) - 00:09:52
Prewar community activities (ddr-one-7-29-3) - 00:07:28
Memories of elementary school (ddr-one-7-29-4) - 00:08:11
Growing up in family's hotel (ddr-one-7-29-5) - 00:06:41
Childhood memories of family's hotel (ddr-one-7-29-6) - 00:06:32
Description of family's hotel clientele (ddr-one-7-29-7) - 00:03:59
Speaking both Japanese and English as a child (ddr-one-7-29-8) - 00:07:38
Growing up with grandparents who also immigrated to the U.S. (ddr-one-7-29-9) - 00:07:58
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor from parents (ddr-one-7-29-10) - 00:03:09
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-one-7-29-11) - 00:05:48
Description of siblings who were sent to Japan before the war (ddr-one-7-29-12) - 00:06:52
First impressions of the Portland Assembly Center (ddr-one-7-29-13) - 00:07:43
Adjusting to life in camp (ddr-one-7-29-14) - 00:05:03
Moving to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-one-7-29-15) - 00:09:37
Establishment of community in camp (ddr-one-7-29-16) - 00:03:55
Exploring the area just outside the camp's fences (ddr-one-7-29-17) - 00:13:07
Memories of influential teachers in camp (ddr-one-7-29-18) - 00:09:14
Recreational activities in camp (ddr-one-7-29-19) - 00:02:58
Celebrating Christmas in camp (ddr-one-7-29-20) - 00:05:49
Making the best of camp life (ddr-one-7-29-21) - 00:04:10
(ddr-one-7-29-22) - 00:05:43
Turning camp into an organized community (ddr-one-7-29-23) - 00:08:03
Taking excursions out of camp (ddr-one-7-29-24) - 00:06:59
Establishment of churches in camp (ddr-one-7-29-25) - 00:04:20
Music and drama in camp (ddr-one-7-29-26) - 00:05:54
Coming back to Portland (ddr-one-7-29-27) - 00:05:51
Returning to school (ddr-one-7-29-28) - 00:05:05
Family moves to downtown Portland (ddr-one-7-29-29) - 00:03:31
Attending high school (ddr-one-7-29-30) - 00:06:47
Reestablishing the Japanese American community after the war (ddr-one-7-29-31) - 00:04:38
First job with Northwest Trading Company (ddr-one-7-29-32) - 00:09:46
Postwar social activities (ddr-one-7-29-33) - 00:08:15
Reuniting with brother and sister sent to Japan before the war (ddr-one-7-29-34) - 00:05:06
Attending college (ddr-one-7-29-35) - 00:07:10
Working for an import/export company (ddr-one-7-29-36) - 00:04:04
Working for Pacific Supply Cooperative (ddr-one-7-29-37) - 00:11:57
Changing jobs to work for the Port of Portland (ddr-one-7-29-38) - 00:10:13
Doing business with international companies (ddr-one-7-29-39) - 00:13:51
Getting married and raising a family (ddr-one-7-29-40) - 00:14:29
Daughter writes a book on family's history (ddr-one-7-29-41) - 00:09:03
Starting own business (ddr-one-7-29-42) - 00:12:32
Reflections (ddr-one-7-29-43) - 00:12:50
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Description of family's hotel clientele

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August 23, 2004

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George Nakata

George Nakata Interview

05:18:08 — 43 segments

August 23, 2004

Portland, Oregon

Nisei male. Born January 19, 1934, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned with family to Portland.

(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.)

Masako Hinatsu, interviewer; Tim Rooney, videographer

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