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Narrator Kajiko Hashisaki

Nisei female. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left Minidoka in 1943 to attend school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Married in 1945, and lived in Japan for sixteen months before returning to the United States and ...
Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview (ddr-one-7-66)
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Nisei male. Born May 30, 1927, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge, where parents ran a strawberry farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, then transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge for a time and then volunteered for the military, serving in ...
Jim Tsujimura Interview (ddr-one-7-23)
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Nisei male. Born February 10, 1931, in Westport, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. During World War II, removed to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon for high school and college and went to medical school, eventually becoming a successful opthalmologist. Served in leadership positions with the Japanese American Citizens League ...
Chiye Tomihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-93)
vh Chiye Tomihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-93)
Nisei female. Born December 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled first in Denver, Colorado and later in Chicago, Illinois. Former witness chair for Chicago area hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) and former chairperson of the JACL Chicago ...
Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-112)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-112)
Issei female. Born 1907 in Shimonoseki, Japan. Attended school in Japan, and was encouraged by father to study English. Married a Buddhist minister and immigrated to the United States. Lived in Fresno, California, then returned to Japan for two years. Moved to Seattle, Washington, where husband was a minister at the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During World ...
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-76)
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Toru Sakahara, Nisei male. Born 1916 in Fife, Washington. Kiyo Kamikawa Sakahara, Nisei female. Born 1920 in South Park, Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Sakahara were married shortly before mass removal in 1942 so they wouldn't be separated during the war. Both were incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during the ...
Betty Fumiye Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-189)
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Nisei female. Born April 29, 1918, in Seattle, Washington, and spent childhood in Medina and Bellevue, Washington. While in high school was a member of the Bellevue Strawberry Festival's Queen's Court. In 1939 married Kenji Ito, a prominent Japanese American lawyer who practiced in Seattle. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, recounts her experiences as her ...
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-77)
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Toru Sakahara, Nisei male. Born 1916 in Fife, Washington. Kiyo Kamikawa Sakahara, Nisei female. Born 1920 in South Park, Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Sakahara were married shortly before mass removal in 1942 so they wouldn't be separated during the war. Both were incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during the ...
Yae Aihara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-221)
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Nisei female. Born August 18, 1925 in Tacoma, Washington. Raised in Seattle, Washington, where family operated a grocery store. Attended Washington Grammar School and Garfield High School in Seattle. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and sent to Missoula internment camp, Montana. Family was removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, ...
Yasashi Ichikawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-111)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-111)
Issei female. Born 1907 in Shimonoseki, Japan. Attended school in Japan, and was encouraged by father to study English. Married a Buddhist minister and immigrated to the United States. Lived in Fresno, California, then returned to Japan for two years. Moved to Seattle, Washington, where husband was a minister at the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During World ...
Robert Mizukami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-114)
vh Robert Mizukami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-114)
Nisei male. Born December 20, 1922, in Star Lake, Washington. Grew up in the Renton area and later in Fife, Washington. Immigrant father began three-generation greenhouse business in Fife. Following Executive Order 9066, the Mizukami family was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington (nicknamed "Camp Harmony"). Later, transported to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Served in ...

Narrator Nobuko Omoto

Nisei female. Born December 20, 1923, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Removed along with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California, before moving to Minidoka, Idaho, in early 1943. Returned to Bainbridge Island after the war.

Narrator Yukiko Katayama Omoto

Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, eventually transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge Island.
Sue Takimoto Okabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-74)
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Nisei female. Born 1928 in Tacoma, Washington, moved with her family to Seattle at age four. At age six, began singing, taking voice lessons and performing on stage for Japanese American community events. In 1942, was incarcerated with her family at Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, where she continued to sing -- including ...

Narrator June Takahashi

Nisei female. Born 1926 in Petersburg, Alaska. Both mother and father were jailed in Petersburg after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in Seattle, Washington.

Narrator Tomiko Hayashida Egashira

Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge Island.

Narrator Tomiko Takeuchi

Sansei female. Born April 18, 1942, in Portland, Oregon. During World War II, moved as an infant with family to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, family moved for a time to New York, then returned to Oregon. Tomiko's father created and edited the Minidoka Interlude while in ...

Narrator Lilly Kodama

Nisei female. Born 1935 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge Island before being removed with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California, in 1942. Later transferred to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and eventually returned to Bainbridge with family.

Narrator Hisa Matsudaira

Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where family ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, eventually transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Bainbridge Island.

Narrator Jim Tsugawa

Nisei male. Born June 15, 1932, in Hillsboro, Oregon. Grew up in Hillsboro, where parents ran a produce business and farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp for Boise, Idaho, where mother received medical treatment. Eventually returned to Oregon and served in the ...
Yoji J. Matsushima Interview (ddr-one-7-54)
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Nisei male. Born January 31, 1933, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a general merchandise store. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp for the East Coast because parents wanted to repatriate to Japan. Did not secure a place on ...
Gus Tanaka Interview (ddr-one-7-67)
vh Gus Tanaka Interview (ddr-one-7-67)
Nisei male. Born August 3, 1923, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where father was a physician in Japantown. Was attending college prior to World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college before being drafted in 1944. Served in ...
Etsuko Ichikawa Osaki Interview (ddr-one-7-56)
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Nisei female. Born February 19, 1931, in Fresno, California. Family moved to Seattle, Washington, where father became minister of the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, to be reunited with father, who was arrested by the ...
Emi Somekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-378)
vh Emi Somekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-378)
Nisei female. Born May 10, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the small town of Brooks, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. Prior to World War II, became a nurse, married, and had a child. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and worked ...

Narrator Tats Kojima

Nisei male. Born 1923 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Age 18 when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, was removed with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California. Later transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Became an auto mechanic after World War II.
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