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Joyce Okazaki Interview I (ddr-manz-1-125)
vh Joyce Okazaki Interview I (ddr-manz-1-125)
Sansei female. Grew up in Los Angeles, California, and was a young child when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, was photographed by renowned photographer Ansel Adams. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Chicago before family eventually returned ...
Joyce Okazaki Interview II (ddr-manz-1-146)
vh Joyce Okazaki Interview II (ddr-manz-1-146)
Sansei female. Grew up in Los Angeles, California, and was a young child when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, was photographed by renowned photographer Ansel Adams. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Chicago before family eventually returned ...
Taneyuki Dan Harada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-306)
vh Taneyuki Dan Harada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-306)
Kibei male. Born June 17, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles before moving to Japan and attending school. Returned to the U.S. in 1938, and was attending high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While ...
Iku Kiriyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-251)
vh Iku Kiriyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-251)
Sansei female. Born November 12, 1939, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed as a small child to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to California with family, where parents established a nursery business in Torrance, California. Graduated from the University of Southern California, and worked as a teacher. Integral in ...
Kazuo Shiroyama Interview (ddr-densho-1011-6)
vh Kazuo Shiroyama Interview (ddr-densho-1011-6)
Nisei male. Born 1930 in Monterey, California. Grew up in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles, where father was a fisherman. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned to Los Angeles after the war.

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Mas Okui Interview (ddr-densho-1003-13)
vh Mas Okui Interview (ddr-densho-1003-13)
Nisei male. Born October 4, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Los Angeles area. Was drafted into the military and served during the Korean War. Became a teacher, and is active in Japanese American community organizations.

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Statement on Testimony of Harold H. Townsend (ddr-csujad-19-65)
doc Statement on Testimony of Harold H. Townsend (ddr-csujad-19-65)
This is the Statement of Testimony of Harold H. Townsend before the House of Representatives Subcommittee of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities, Los Angeles, California, 1943 May 26. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-18_01
Issei father (ddr-densho-151-310)
img Issei father (ddr-densho-151-310)
Original caption: Near Florin, California. This Issei, the father of seven children, came to the United States from Japan when he was a boy. Formerly he was in the wholesale grocery business in Los Angeles and came to Florin, California just before the freezing order came through for all persons of Japanese ancestry.
Chizuko Omori Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-336)
vh Chizuko Omori Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-336)
Nisei female. Born 1930 in Oxnard, California. Family resided in Oceanside, California, when World War II broke out. Removed with family to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Los Angeles. Along with sister, produced the award-winning documentary Rabbit in the Moon.
Chizuko Omori Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-323)
vh Chizuko Omori Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-323)
Nisei female. Born 1930 in Oxnard, California. Family resided in Oceanside, California, when World War II broke out. Removed with family to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Los Angeles. Along with sister, produced the award-winning documentary Rabbit in the Moon.
Baby photo (ddr-densho-107-1)
img Baby photo (ddr-densho-107-1)
This photo was taken at the Akagawa Studio in Los Angeles, California. At the time the photo was taken, Roy Matsumoto was about three and a half months old. A copy of the photo was made at the Hiroshima Studio on March 12, 1931.
Sachi Kaneshiro Interview (ddr-manz-1-67)
vh Sachi Kaneshiro Interview (ddr-manz-1-67)
Nisei female. Born January 1, 1920, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Covina, California. Worked for the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA). Volunteered to go early to Poston concentration camp, Arizona, to help set up the camp. Eventually transferred to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before leaving for New York. Eventually pursued a career in ...
Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-94)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-94)
Kibei female. Born 1924 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, renowned artist, ...
Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-95)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-95)
Kibei female. Born 1924 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, renowned artist, ...
Memorial Day services (ddr-csujad-1-205)
doc Memorial Day services (ddr-csujad-1-205)
A program for Memorial Day services held at Evergreen Memorial Park, Los Angeles California on May 25, 1998. Services were conducted by the Nisei Veterans Coordinating Council. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_04_09_001
All-inclusive membership card (ddr-csujad-5-238)
doc All-inclusive membership card (ddr-csujad-5-238)
Tomeyo Okine's membership card for the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, located in Los Angeles, California. She is a member of Excelsior High. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_69_001
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 28 No. 18 (November 9, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-45)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 28 No. 18 (November 9, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-45)
Selected article titles: "California Voters Repudiate Alien Land Law" (p. 1), "People's Mandate Has Upset 50 Years of Anti-Orientalism in California, Says Masaoka" (p. 1), "Mayor Bowron of Los Angeles Admits Wartime Prejudice Against Japanese Americans" (p. 3), "Coercion Charged in Test Case Filed to Cancel Renunciation of Citizenship by Three Nisei" (p. 3).
Bill Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1011-1)
vh Bill Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1011-1)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California where parents ran a successful grocery store business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, became involved in Boy Scouts activities. Left camp and returned to ...
Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-393)
vh Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-393)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California where parents ran a successful grocery store business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, became involved in Boy Scouts activities. Left camp and returned to ...
Sakaye Aratani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-442)
vh Sakaye Aratani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-442)
Nisei female. Born December 11, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Gardena, where parents ran a chicken farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved temporarily to live with family in Reedley, California, then was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. While on a visit to a different camp, Sakaye met her future ...
Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-309)
vh Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-309)
Nisei female. Born September 19, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father worked in Little Tokyo. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Soon after arriving in Heart Mountain, was able to leave camp to attend National College in ...
Dentists of Rivers Community Hospital (ddr-csujad-11-196)
img Dentists of Rivers Community Hospital (ddr-csujad-11-196)
A photograph of the dentists at the Rivers Community Hospital at the Gila River incarceration camp in Arizona. Each of the dentists' names are provided as well as their hometowns. Standing, left to right: Dr. Obo Sakaguchi- Los Angeles, Dr. Kawamura- San Jose, Dr. Kiyoshi Sonoda- Los Angeles, Dr. C. Nishi- San Francisco, Dr. Masao Sugiyama- ...
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 23 No. 6 (August 10, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-32)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 23 No. 6 (August 10, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-32)
Selected article titles: "Application for Naturalization Will Be Accepted from Issei By Immigration Department" (p. 1), "California Judge Restrains State Body from Restricting Rights of Issei Fishermen" (p. 1), "Lack of Housing Temporarily Halts Canadian Movement" (p. 3), "JACL Chapter Reactived in Los Angeles" (p. 3).
Testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka (ddr-densho-67-163)
doc Testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka (ddr-densho-67-163)
Written testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka, born in Los Angeles, California. Incarcerated in Poston concentration camp, Arizona. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination and Psychological Impact." Personal information excised by Densho.
Japanese American doctor (ddr-densho-151-424)
img Japanese American doctor (ddr-densho-151-424)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Doctor James Goto, Medical Director of Japanese ancestry is in charge of all medical work at this War Relocation Authority center. He has had six years of experience as House Surgeon in the Los Angeles General Hospital, prior to evacuation.
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