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

Yukiko Miyake

Nisei female. Born July 1, 1910 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle's Nihonmachi, raised by her maternal grandmother. Married Henry Miyake, an Issei, …

Nobuko Miyake-Stoner

Japanese female. Born Feburary 10, 1952, in Hiroshima, Japan. Descendant of survivors of the atomic bombing in 1945. Father was a kamikaze pilot during World …

Shig Miyaki

Nisei male. Born November 18, 1923, on Terminal Island, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, where father was part of the large Japanese American fishing …

Frank Miyamoto

Nisei male. Born July 29, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Wrote 'Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle' as a Master's thesis, published in 1939 as …

Herbert Y. Miyasaki

Nisei male. Born March 12, 1915, in Pauuilo, Hawaii. Joined the army in December 1940 and was assigned to the 100th Infantry Battalion. Transferred to …

Archie Miyatake

Nisei male. Born November 6, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father, renowned photographer Toyo Miyatake, established a photo studio. …

Henry Miyatake

Nisei male. Born April 28, 1929, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Had some key childhood experiences with …

Kazuko Miyoshi

Nisei female, born 1936. Grew up in Culver City, California, where parents ran a nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration …

Taka Mizote

Nisei female. Born May 30, 1924, in Hillsboro, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon. …

Robert Mizukami

Nisei male. Born December 20, 1922, in Star Lake, Washington. Grew up in the Renton area and later in Fife, Washington. Immigrant father began three-generation …

Junko Mizuta

Nisei female. Born 1925 in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a laundry business and managed an apartment house. After the bombing …

Yoshito Mizuta

Nisei male. Born October 24, 1914, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned hotels in the International District. In his interview, discusses …

Yasu Koyamatsu Momii

Nisei female. Born October 23, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Moved to Los Angeles, California, with family around age six. Had graduated from high school and …

Mary Montoya

Female of Japanese and Mexican ancestry. Born 1916 in El Paso, Texas. Father was an Issei from Japan, and mother was from Mexico. Mary grew …

Osamu Mori

Nisei male. Born July 13, 1928, in Wilmington, California. Grew up in San Pedro, California, where parents operated a farm. After the bombing of Pearl …

Ramsay Yosuke Mori

Nisei male. Born February 23, 1933, in Tokyo, Japan. Moved with parents to Hawaii at a young age, and grew up in Honolulu, where family …

Helen Mori

Nisei female. Born November 11, 1933, in Long Beach, California. Grew up in the Gardena area of Los Angeles. During World War II, was removed …

Tomio Moriguchi

Ni-ten-gosei (Nisei/Sansei) male. Born April 13, 1936 in Tacoma, Washington. During World War II, was incarcerated with his family at the Tule Lake concentration camp, …

George Morihiro

Nisei male. Born September 19, 1924, in Tacoma, Washington, and spent childhood in Fife, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup …

Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto

Nisei female. Born November 30, 1919, in Walnut Grove, California. Paternal grandparents immigrated to the United States with father. Grew up in the Madera, California, …

George H. Morishita

Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, …

Shig Moritani

Nisei male. Born April 10, 1921. Grew up in Bainbridge Island, Washington, where family ran a strawberry farm. During World War II, removed to the …

Tatsukichi Moritani

Nisei male. Born October 24, 1916, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp …

Toshio Moritsugu

Nisei male. Born April 2, 1925, in Heeia, Hawaii. Grew up in a village called Fish Camp, where father was a fisherman. Witnessed Japan's bombing …

Hikaru Morohoshi

Kibei Nisei male. Born October 4, 1915, in Stockton, California. As a young child, sent to Japan to live with grandparents and attend school. Returned …
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