James Omura

Nisei male. Born November 27, 1912, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved to Denver and took a job as English Editor of a Japanese American vernacular newspaper, the Rocky Shimpo. As editor, wrote about and supported the Fair Play Committee in Heart Mountain concentration camp. Was charged and tried for conspiracy to counsel draft evasion, and was acquitted on the grounds of the First Amendment and freedom of the press. Mr. Omura was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian American Journalists Association.

Interviews

James Omura Interview I — ddr-densho-122-4
December 9, 1990. Seattle, Washington.
01:56:56 — 24 segments.
James Omura Interview II — ddr-densho-122-11
August 1993. Los Angeles, California.
00:43:54 — 12 segments.
Jimmie Omura Interview — ddr-densho-1002-11
March 21, 1994. San Francisco, California.
02:29:25 — 27 segments.
James Omura
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