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Lury Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-6)
vh Lury Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-6)
Nisei female. Born January 25, 1915, in Montavilla, Oregon. Grew up in Portland and attended college before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp with husband and lived in New York and Washington, D.C. Eventually returned to Portland.

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Susie
vh Susie "Jinx" Fujii Interview (ddr-one-7-69)
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 Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Oregon and remained in Portland.

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Dorothy H. Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-50)
vh Dorothy H. Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-50)
Nisei female. Born May 24, 1923, in Carlisle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington, where parents ran a hotel. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Chicago, Illinois, before returning to Oregon.

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Emiko Namba Kikkawa Interview (ddr-one-7-58)
vh Emiko Namba Kikkawa Interview (ddr-one-7-58)
Nisei female. Born January 4, 1919, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Fairview, Oregon, where family ran a farm. Married and had a child before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Fairview.

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Ed Fujii Interview (ddr-one-7-16)
vh Ed Fujii Interview (ddr-one-7-16)
Nisei male. Born 1923 in Gresham, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham/Troutdale area where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, attended college briefly in Utah before returning home to Gresham.

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Kena Gimba Interview (ddr-one-7-2)
vh Kena Gimba Interview (ddr-one-7-2)
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 to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Milwaukie where husband started a laundry business.

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Mabel Shoji Boggs Interview (ddr-one-7-14)
vh Mabel Shoji Boggs Interview (ddr-one-7-14)
Nisei female. Born August 3, 1920, in Portland, Oregon. Lost father at an early age, and mother and siblings set up a family farm and greenhouse business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon.

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Henry Sakamoto Interview (ddr-one-7-33)
vh Henry Sakamoto Interview (ddr-one-7-33)
Nisei male. Born January 27, 1927, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, attended college in Cleveland, Ohio, before eventually returning to Portland.

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Ruth Sasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-64)
vh Ruth Sasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-64)
Nisei female. Born April 6, 1929, in the Dalles, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham-Troutdale area of Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, married and raised a family in Ontario, Oregon.

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Yoichi
vh Yoichi "Cannon" Kitayama Interview (ddr-one-7-46)
Nisei male. Born November 24, 1928, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, joined the military and served in Japan. Eventually returned to Portland.

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Mary Iwasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-53)
vh Mary Iwasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-53)
Nisei female. Born November 16, 1923, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, was removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college in Ohio, and eventually returned to Portland.

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Sally Sudo Interview (ddr-densho-1014-13)
vh Sally Sudo Interview (ddr-densho-1014-13)
Nisei female. Born December 1, 1935, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, resettled in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Spent many years raising a family and teaching in Japan before eventually returning to Minnesota.

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Isao Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1001-26)
vh Isao Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1001-26)
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 Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered for the military, and served as replacement for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Eventually returned to Bainbridge Island.

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May Y. Namba Interview (ddr-densho-1000-171)
vh May Y. Namba Interview (ddr-densho-1000-171)
Nisei female. Born May 12, 1922, in Seattle, Washington. Spent brief time in Japan as a young child, then returned to Seattle. Worked as a clerk in the Seattle School District until the onset of World War II, then was forced to resign under pressure from parent groups. Removed with family to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, …
Jim Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-2)
vh Jim Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-2)
Nisei male. Born January 25, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resisted the draft, with the rationale that the U.S. government had classified him 4-C, an enemy alien, and he was therefore under no obligation to serve. Imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington. Vocal critic of …
George Morihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-182)
vh George Morihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-182)
Nisei male. Born September 19, 1924, in Tacoma, Washington, and spent childhood in Fife, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the army in 1944 and joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe. Awarded the Purple Heart for actions in the Battle …
B. Shibayama Collection (ddr-densho-106)
Collection B. Shibayama Collection (ddr-densho-106)
The B. Shibayama collection consists of photographs from the personal family collection of Betty Morita Shibayama, who was interviewed by Densho in 2003. The photographs document Betty's life in prewar Hood River, Oregon, her experiences in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and her involvement in the fight for redress for Japanese Latin Americans.

Narrator Emery Brooks Andrews

White male. Born November 14, 1937, in Seattle, Washington. Son of Reverend Emery Andrews, the Japanese Baptist Church minister in Seattle for many years. After the Japanese Americans in Seattle were removed to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, Emery Brooks moved with family to Twin Falls, Idaho, to minister to Nikkei in camp. Visited Japanese American friends …
Albert A. Oyama Interview (ddr-one-7-52)
vh Albert A. Oyama Interview (ddr-one-7-52)
Nisei male. Born April 10, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Montavilla, Oregon, where father ran a Japanese-language newspaper. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, served in Korea in the U.S. military. Returned to Oregon and became a physician.

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Sumi Ikata Interview (ddr-one-7-71)
vh Sumi Ikata Interview (ddr-one-7-71)
Nisei female. Born March 3, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Independence, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. Married and was pregnant with first child before World War II. During the war, was removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to the Gresham, Oregon, area. …
Masuko Oyama Interview (ddr-one-7-51)
vh Masuko Oyama Interview (ddr-one-7-51)
Nisei female. Born February 21, 1927, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed with family the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, attended high school for a time in Salt Lake City, Utah, before returning to Portland.

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Hiro Takeuchi Interview (ddr-one-7-15)
vh Hiro Takeuchi Interview (ddr-one-7-15)
Nisei male. Born April 9, 1915, in Troutdale, Oregon. Grew up in several areas in Oregon where parents ran a farm. Started a grocery business before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon and reestablished grocery business.

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George Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-57)
vh George Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-57)
Nisei male. Born June 20, 1921, in Everett, Washington. Grew up primarily in Hillsboro, Oregon, where family ran a produce business and farm. During World War II, removed with family to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon and eventually moved to Woodland, Washington, establishing a …
Taylor Tomita Interview (ddr-one-7-61)
vh Taylor Tomita Interview (ddr-one-7-61)
Nisei male. Born February 17, 1922, in Odell, Oregon. Grew up in Odell, where parent ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Served in the military before returning to the Hood River area.

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Dan Hinatsu Interview (ddr-one-7-60)
vh Dan Hinatsu Interview (ddr-one-7-60)
Nisei male. Born April 3, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, worked for a time and then was drafted into the army. Eventually returned to Portland and …
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