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

Frank S. Fujii

Nisei male. Born 1930 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Jackson Street neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Tule Lake ...

Susie "Jinx" Fujii

Nisei female. Born March 8, 1930, in Brooks, Oregon. Grew up in Brooks, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the ...

Ann Fujikawa

Nisei female. Born in Berkeley, California. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After the ...

Ayako Nishi Fujimoto

Nisei female. Born January 28, 1930. One of four sisters, grew up near Los Angeles, California, where parents ran a nursery business. Following the bombing ...

George Fujimoto

Nisei male. Born January 13, 1920 in Colusa, California. Raised in Ault, Colorado, where family operated produce and sugar beet farm. Assumed responsibility for farm ...

Robert Katsuto Fujioka

Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a farm and then father became a gardener. During World ...

Francis Mas Fukuhara

Nisei male. Born January 30, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Seattle's Nihonmachi/Yesler Terrace area. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington ...

Frank Fukuhara

Kibei male. Born August 25, 1924. As a child, sent to live in Japan after father's passing. Attended school in Japan and was drafted ...

Henry Fukuhara

Nisei male. Born April 25, 1913, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California prior to World War II. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California ...

Gerald Fukui

Yonsei male. Born February 14, 1953, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. After graduating from college, took over the family's prestigious ...

Mitsu Fukui

Nisei female, born 1911 in Seattle, WA. Had a younger sister and three younger brothers. Father, Riichiro Fukano, employed by Oriental Trading Company as a ...

Hanako Hoshiyama Fukumoto

Nisei female. Born 1923 in Montebello, California. Lived in several places in Southern California, where father was a flower grower. During World War II, removed ...

Taira Fukushima

Nisei male. Born February 8, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father did custodial work. During World War II, removed ...

Peggy S. Furukawa

Nisei female. Born March 30, 1928, in San Jose, California. Prior to World War II, sent by father to live in Japan with relatives. Remained ...

Howard H. Furumoto

Nisei male. Grew up in Hilo, Hawaii. Was a veterinary student at Kansas State University when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Volunteered for the Military Intelligence ...

Kena Gimba

Nisei female. Born May 22, 1914, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Married before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and had two children. During World War II, removed ...

Jean Shiraki Gize

Nisei female. Born June 16, 1938, in Alameda, California. Was age three when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to ...

Nancy Nakata Gohata

Sansei female. Born October 16, 1940, in Compton, California. As an infant, taken with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the government issued ...

Kazie Good

Nisei female. Born May 6, 1925, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, sent with family to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule ...

Kenji Goto

Kibei male. Grew up in Kona, Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, volunteered for the Military Intelligence and was an instructor at the language ...

Fumiko Uyeda Groves

Nisei female. Born 1933 in Seattle, Washington. Parents operated a store in the Sanitary Market (now known as the Pike Place Market). Father was very ...

Marietta Boyd Gruner

White female. Born July 25, 1943, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where her father, Gene Boyd, worked for the Seattle Parks Department. Gene ...

Ted Hachiya

Nisei male. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, received a permit to remain in Portland during mass removal to translate for ...

Mae Hada

Nisei female. Born July 5, 1922, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where father owned a clothing store. During World War II, removed to ...

Haruye Murakami Hagiwara

Nisei female. Born March 25, 1928, in Hilo, Hawaii. Grew up in Hilo, where father worked for a Japanese-language newspaper. Following the bombing of Pearl ...
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