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

Kazue Yamamoto

Nisei female. Born January 14, 1927 in Wapato, Washington, where family operated a truck farm. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to North Portland ...

Madelon Arai Yamamoto

Nisei female. Born October 10, 1932, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father had a gardening business. During World War II ...

Richard H. Yamamoto

Nisei male. Born September 4, 1922 in Spokane, Washington. Spent childhood in Spokane, where parents operated a downtown Spokane hotel and father worked as a ...

Steve Yamamoto

Nisei male. Born August 16, 1917. Volunteered for the military in March 1941. During the war, served with the Military Intelligence Service as head of ...

Sumiko M. Yamamoto

Nisei female. Born May 12, 1925, in Spreckels, California. Moved frequently with family as a child, eventually settling in Gilroy, California. After the bombing of ...

Takenori Yamamoto

Nisei male. Born February 21, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. Age three when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and was removed with family to the Poston ...

Yoneo Yamamoto

Nisei male. Born March 26, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Boyle Heights area where father ran a pharmacy. During World War ...

Yuriko Yamamoto

Nisei female. Born February 19, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. When mother passed away before the war, went to live with family friends while father ...

K. Morgan Yamanaka

Nisei male. Born April 14, 1924, in San Francisco, California. Went to Japan with family at a very young age before returning to San Francisco ...

Kazuo Yamane

Nisei male. Born December 8, 1916, in Hawaii. Was already in the army when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Served with the ...

Tokio Yamane

Kibei male. Born 1922 in Hawaii. Moved with family to Hiroshima at age three, then returned to the Fresno area of the U.S. for ...

Frank Yamasaki

Nisei male. Born 1923 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in South Park and Belltown areas of Seattle. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington and ...

Mits Yamasaki

Nisei male. Born February 3, 1924, in Caldwell, Idaho. In the early 1930s, sent with brothers to live in the Shonien orphanage in Los Angeles ...

Maurice H. Yamasato

Nisei male. Born June 2, 1942, in Lima, Peru. Parents had originally immigrated to Peru from Okinawa, Japan. During World War II, removed with family ...

Richard E. Yamashiro

Nisei male. Born February 13, 1929, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Hollywood, California, and was living there when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941 ...

Eiichi Yamashita

Nisei male. Born January 27, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington. Finished high school in Bellingham, Washington, where family moved for father ...

Isao Yamashita

Nisei male. Born 1924. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, later transferring to the ...

Kiyoshi Seishin Yamashita

Nisei male. Born February 14, 1920, in Kent, Washington. Grew up in the nearby town of Auburn, where parents ran a farm. Family was involved ...

Tak Yamashita

Nisei male. Born December 22, 1917, in Torrance, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area where parents ran a farm. After the bombing of ...

Sumiko Yamauchi

Nisei female. Born January 11, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a florist shop. During World War II ...

Wakako Yamauchi

Nisei female. Born October 23, 1924, in Westmorland, California. Grew up in the Imperial Valley before being removed with family to the Poston concentration camp ...

James Yamazaki

Nisei male. Born in 1916. Grew up in the Los Angeles area, where father was a Buddhist minister. Attended medical school before World War II ...

Chiyoko Yano

Nisei female. Born February 27, 1918, in Oakland, California. Grew up in Oakland before being removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz ...

George Yano

Sansei male. Born July 6, 1942, in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Compiled an extensive family history detailing parents' participation in a "voluntary evacuation" from Milpitas, California ...

Homer Yasui

Nisei male. Born December 28, 1924, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where father and uncles ran a store. During World War ...
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