Narrators

Narrators are the interview subjects of oral histories contained in the Densho Digital Repository. Our interviewees, or narrators, share their life histories to preserve history, educate the public, and promote tolerance. We urge our users to approach these materials in the same spirit.

823 narrators

Akira Kageyama

Nisei male. Born July 2, 1916, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. Lost both parents at an early age, and ...

Glenn H. Kageyama

Sansei male. Born March 6, 1947, in Los Angeles, California. Son of Akira Kageyama, one of the key players in the guyaule rubber-producing project at ...

Keiko Kageyama

Nisei female. Born January 2, 1920, in Monterey Park, California. Grew up in several different places in California, where parents ran truck farming businesses. During ...

Bruce T. Kaji

Nisei male. Born May 9, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles and was in high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor ...

Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji

Nisei female. Born April 30, 1928, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, where father was a prominent medical physician. During ...

Hitoshi H. Kajihara

Nisei male. Born 1928. Incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Served as fundraising chair for the JACL's Legislative Education Committee from 1984 to ...

Jim Kajiwara

Nisei male. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. Married in 1942 and removed with wife to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration ...

Lily Kajiwara

Nisei female. Born July 26, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham/Troutdale area of Oregon, where parents had a farm. During World ...

Isao Kameshige

Nisei male. Born in Galt, California. Grew up in Hollister, California. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston ...

John Kanda

Nisei male. Born July 10, 1925 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Thomas-Auburn area of Washington. Following Executive Order 9066, family was removed to ...

Kay Uno Kaneko

Nisei female. Born October 7, 1932, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, age nine when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During ...

Kiyoko Morey Kaneko

Nisei female. Born September 3, 1911, in Pasadena, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father operated a successful import/export business with retail stores ...

Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto

Nisei female. Born December 30, 1927, in Seattle, Washington. Lived in Japan for fifteen months as a child, before returning to Seattle to attend junior ...

Sachi Kaneshiro

Nisei female. Born January 1, 1920, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Covina, California. Worked for the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA). Volunteered to ...

Mary T. Karatsu

Nisei female. Born July 23, 1924, in Baldwin Park, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved with sister to New York under sponsorship of ...

Fumi Kaseguma

Nisei female. Born April 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Spent one summer in Japan just before the onset of war between the U.S. and ...

Shig Kaseguma

Nisei male. Born June 4, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka ...

Louise Kashino

Nisei female. Born 1926 in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during the war in Chicago, Illinois ...

Genro Kashiwa

Nisei male. Born April 27, 1923, in Waialua, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where father was a Buddhist priest. During World War II, served with ...

Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi

Nisei female. Born February 9, 1929, in Isleton, California. Grew up in Isleton where parents operated a boarding house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor ...

Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Nisei male. Born November 8, 1922 in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood and adolescence in Loomis, California, before spending senior year in high school in Los ...

Sadako Nimura Kashiwagi

Nisei female. Born in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Newcastle, California, where parents were tenant farmers. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly ...

George Katagiri

Nisei male. Born 1926 in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a small grocery store. During World War II, removed to the ...

Chris Kato

In this interview, three Nisei, Chris Kato, Yoshi Mamiya, and Tad Sato recall their memories of growing up in Seattle's Nihonmachi (Japantown) and their ...

Michiko Hara Kawaguchi

Nisei female. Born September 30, 1925, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco where father ran a dry cleaning business. During World War ...
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