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.

824 narrators

Rose Nakagawa

Nisei female. Born May 7, 1915, in Auburn, Washington. Mother died at a young age, and was adopted by aunt and her family. Grew up ...

Roy Nakagawa

Nisei male. Born December 28, 1916, in Missoula, Montana. Spent early part of childhood in Montana, where parents ran a farm. Moved with family to ...

Yosh Nakagawa

Nisei male. Born December 27, 1932, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, and was in the third grade during mass removal to Puyallup Assembly ...

Masahiro Nakajo

Nisei male. Born May 17, 1927, in Moneta, California. Grew up in the Garden Grove area where parents ran a farm. Was taken to Japan ...

Grace Shinoda Nakamura

Nisei female. Born February 18, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp ...

Mary Haruka Nakamura

Nisei female. Born March 21, 1924, in O'Brien, Washington. Grew up in the Auburn/Kent area of Washington, where parents ran a farm and ...

Robert A. Nakamura

Nisei/Sansei male. Born July 5, 1936, in Venice, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived ...

Tetsujiro "Tex" Nakamura

Nisei male. Born July 16, 1917, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Sacramento, and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1939. During World War II ...

Yosh Nakamura

Nisei male. Born June 30, 1925, in Rosemead, California. Grew up in the Rosemead area. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center ...

Bert Nakano

Nisei male. Born 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Incarcerated at Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Resettled in Gardena, California. Member of Little Tokyo People's Rights Organization ...

George Nakano

Sansei male. Born November 24, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California and the Jerome ...

Henry Nakano

Nisei male. Born May 11, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father ran a grocery store and then a small ...

Hiroshi Nakano

Yaeko Nakano was born August 1922 in Japan and lived there until she was about 1 1/2 years old. She considers herself a Nisei ...

James A. Nakano

Nisei male. Born November 12, 1933, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu, and was nine years old when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Father was ...

Kenichi Nakano

Yaeko Nakano was born August 1922 in Japan and lived there until she was about 1 1/2 years old. She considers herself a Nisei ...

Lillian Nakano

Sansei female, born 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where family ran a successful wholesale bakery business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor ...

Stanley Nakano

Yaeko Nakano was born August 1922 in Japan and lived there until she was about 1 1/2 years old. She considers herself a Nisei ...

Yaeko Nakano

Yaeko Nakano was born August 1922 in Japan and lived there until she was about 1 1/2 years old. She considers herself a Nisei ...

Isami Nakao

Nisei male. Born August 24, 1914, in Bainbridge Island, Washington, and was part of the first group of Japanese Americans to be removed. Incarcerated at ...

Kazuko Nakao

Nisei female. Born December 13, 1919, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to Manzanar concentration camp California, then ...

Mollie Nakasaki

Nisei female. Born November 17, 1930, in Salinas, California. Grew up in Salinas's Japantown community before moving to various towns in California after the ...

Hiroko Nakashima

Kibei female. Born 1927 in Spokane, Washington. Went to Japan at the age of twelve with her mother and sister to visit relatives and gain ...

Kimiko Nakashima

Nisei female. Born November 27, 1919, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the ...

George Nakata

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 ...

Gerald Nakata

Nisei male. Born March 18, 1923, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Prior to World War II, parents operated a barber shop, farm and grocery store. Removed ...
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