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Helene J. Minehira Interview (ddr-densho-1000-319)
vh Helene J. Minehira Interview (ddr-densho-1000-319)
Nisei female. Born April 30, 1925, in Waipahu, Hawaii. Just before World War II, moved with family to the Ewa Beach area of Oahu, near Pearl Harbor. Witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Because of proximity to the harbor, family was forced to evacuate their home in Ewa Beach and had …
Henry Bruno Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-105)
vh Henry Bruno Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-105)
Nisei male. Born 1923 on the Island of Kauai, Hawaii. Volunteered for military service shortly after graduating from High School. Served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Unit in a mortar platoon during World War II. (The 442 was an entirely Asian American segregated fighting unit.) After the war, he lived on the U.S. mainland for many …
Ted Tsukiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-404)
vh Ted Tsukiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-404)
Nisei male. Born December 13, 1920, in Honolulu, Hawaii. During World War II, was a member of the Varsity Victory Volunteers, then served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service. Following military service, graduated from Yale Law School and became an attorney in Hawaii. Active in community and veterans organizations.

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Edward K. Honda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-244)
vh Edward K. Honda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-244)
Sansei male. Born July 7, 1945, in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Parents were from Hawaii, but father was picked up by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and mother went to rejoin him on the mainland. After leaving camp, lived briefly in New York City before returning to Hawaii, where parents separated. …
vh Hitoshi "Hank" Naito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-286)
Nisei male. Born April 20, 1926, in San Diego, California. Grew up in Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Family was transferred to Tule Lake in response to father's answers on the so-called …
Genro Kashiwa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-395)
vh Genro Kashiwa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-395)
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 the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in France and Italy. After the war, went to law school and eventually returned to Hawaii.

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Yutaka Inokuchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-320)
vh Yutaka Inokuchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-320)
Nisei male. Born August 25, 1924, in Waipahu, Hawaii. Grew up on the Waipahu sugar plantation where parents worked. Was attending Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Father was picked up by the FBI and eventually interned in the Honouliuli POW camp. Mr. Inokuchi got a job in the …
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-92)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-92)
Nisei male. Born July 7, 1925, near San Jose. Grew up in Salinas, California, until he went to Japan at the age of thirteen. Studied in Japan until about 1939. Incarcerated at the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Volunteered out of camp to serve in the U.S. military. Fought in Europe as …
Shizue Irei Interview (ddr-densho-1000-407)
vh Shizue Irei Interview (ddr-densho-1000-407)
Issei female. Born November 28, 1932, in Okinawa, Japan. Grew up in Japan where parents ran a farm. During World War II, when the Allied forces landed in Okinawa, fled home village with a large group and hid in the jungle. After the war, returned home, married, and eventually moved to Hawaii.

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CARE packages for Japan (ddr-densho-381-46)
doc CARE packages for Japan (ddr-densho-381-46)
An advertisement in English and Japanese for sending care packages of cotton, wool, food, and blankets to family and friends in Japan.
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 16 No. 25 (June 24, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-25)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 16 No. 25 (June 24, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-25)
Selected article titles: "Supreme Court Rules Coast Curfew Legal" (p. 1), "Dies Investigators 'Amazed' by Crowded Conditions at Poston" (p. 1), "California Republicans Urge Firmer Control of Evacuees" (p. 2), "Minidoka Canal Claims Life of Boy Evacuee" (p. 3), "Japanese Problem In Hawaii Exaggerated, Says Honolulu Mayor" (p. 7), "Spanish Consul To Investigate Alien Treatment" (p. …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 32 No. 15 (April 21, 1951) (ddr-pc-23-16)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 32 No. 15 (April 21, 1951) (ddr-pc-23-16)
Selected article titles: "Replacement Problem Faced By 442nd Cited by Holifield in Opposing Army Segregation" (p. 1), "MGM to Launch 'Go for Broke' With Premiere Showing in Hawaii, Washington, Hollywood" (p. 1), "Charge MPs Knocked Down Photographer in Honolulu" (p. 1), "442nd Combat Team Veterans Urged to Take Active Part in Affairs in Community" (p. 3), …
Two art experts admiring a Buddha sculpture (ddr-njpa-2-355)
img Two art experts admiring a Buddha sculpture (ddr-njpa-2-355)
Caption on reverse: "TREASURES FROM JAPAN ARRIVE: Two hundred and nine Japanese art objects which arrived here Tuesday aboard the NYK freighter Kyomei Maru are being unpacked for the Treasures from Japan exhibition at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Feb. 19 to Mar. 24. The collection includes sculptures, Buddha images, "Noh" masks, chinaware and woven cloth. …