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.

880 narrators

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. Graduated …

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 …

Miyoko Kaneta

Nisei female. Born December 16, 1926, in El Centro, California. Grew up in various places in California, where parents owned a barbershop. After the bombing …

Mary T. Karatsu

Nisei female. Born April 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 Japan. …

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 April 25, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during the war …

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 September 22, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a small grocery store. During World War II, removed …

Chris Kato

Nisei male. Born December 8, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle. During World War II, incarcerated the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and served …

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 …

Harry Kawahara

Nisei male. Born September 14, 1931, in San Leandro, California. Grew up in San Leandro, where father ran a farm. During World War II, removed …

Dave Kawamoto

Nisei male. Born December 16, 1916 in Cupertino, California. Attended San Jose State College, where he was an NCAA wrestling champion. Immediately after the bombing …

Frank S. Kawana

Nisei male. Born June 29, 1933, in Graham, Washington. Moved with family at an early age to Los Angeles, California, where father owned and operated …

Yukio Kawaratani

Nisei male. Born May 30, 1031, in San Juan Capistrano, California. Grew up in various places in California. During World War II, was removed with …

Hope Omachi Kawashima

Sansei female. Born April 2, 1937, in Auburn, California. Grew up in Loomis, California. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, …

Larry "Shorty" Kazumura

Nisei male. Born November 7, 1920, in Mountain View, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where parents ran a sugar cane plantation. Was working hauling lumber …

Hiroki Kimiko Keaveney

Yonsei. Born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Ohio. During World War II, members of their family were incarcerated in the Manzanar and Tule …

Daryl Keck

White male of German descent. Born December 5, 1921, in Oketo, Kansas. Worked for a shipyard on Terminal Island, California, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor …

Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi

Sansei female. Born December 4, 1935, in Sawtelle, California. Grew up in Huntington Beach, California, where father worked as a chauffeur. After the bombing of …
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