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Asano Terao Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-109-13)
vh Asano Terao Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-109-13)
Obtaining a permit to travel to visit Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese and was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terao's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in ...

Asano Terao Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-109-15)
vh Asano Terao Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-109-15)
Description of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese and was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terao's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in English in order to recreate ...

Mits Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-207)
vh Mits Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-207)
Nisei male. Born October 22, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where father was a prominent member of the Japanese Gardeners Association. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the army, and served in Italy with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Received ...
Frank Shinichiro Tanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-218)
vh Frank Shinichiro Tanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-218)
Nisei male. Born on August 10, 1919, in Osaka, Japan. Attended college at the University of Washington before being removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Established Tule Lake's newspaper, the Tulean Dispatch. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago. Drafted into the Military ...
Tadashi Kuniyuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-227)
vh Tadashi Kuniyuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-227)
Nisei male. Born August 12, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned a series of hotels. Graduated from the University of Washington prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Spokane, Washington, for ...
Kay Aiko Abe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-232)
vh Kay Aiko Abe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-232)
Nisei female. Born May 9, 1927, in Selleck, Washington. Spent much of childhood in Beaverton, Oregon, where father owned a farm. Influenced at an early age by parents' conversion to Christianity. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, worked to establish a successful ...
United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Office of District Director, Seattle, Washington, Report of Enemy Alien (ddr-one-5-251)
doc United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Office of District Director, Seattle, Washington, Report of Enemy Alien (ddr-one-5-251)
Photocopy of a declassified report on the status of Keizaburo Koyama. The report notes that Koyama is moving from the Minidoka War Relocation Project in Hunt, Idaho to 3615 B Cottonwood, Apartment 9918 in Vanport, Oregon. His status is still listed as parolee. The form lists his occupation at the time of arrest as "farm laborer," ...

Narrator Jim Tsujimura

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 ...

Narrator George Azumano

Nisei male. Born June 9, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a hotel and grocery business. Was drafted into the army prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and was transferred to the army reserves. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, ...

Narrator Yoji J. Matsushima

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 ...

Narrator Mits Takahashi

Nisei male. Born October 22, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where father was a prominent member of the Japanese Gardeners Association. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the army, and served in Italy with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Received ...

Narrator Victor Ikeda

Nisei male. Born February 4, 1927, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle's Japantown area, where parents operated a hotel. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend school in Minnesota, was drafted, and trained in the Military Intelligence Service Language ...

Narrator Takeko Yokoyama Todo

Nisei female. Born April 3, 1927, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where father was a truck driver and mother was a Japanese language school teacher. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to finish high school in Ohio and work as a ...

Narrator Wesley K. Watanabe

Ni-ten-gosei (Nisei/Sansei) male. Born May 20, 1935, in Tacoma, Washington. Spent early childhood in Kent, Washington, and was removed with family to the Pinedale Assembly Center at age seven. Family was incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and then moved to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled and attended grade school and high school in Chicago, ...

Narrator Mae Kanazawa Hara

Nisei female. Born 1913 in Seattle, Washington. Spent childhood in Seattle before moving to Chicago, Illinois, for three years to study music. Taught music in Japan for four years before returning to Seattle. After the outbreak of World War II, removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp with husband for ...

Narrator Fumiko Hayashida

Nisei female. Born January 21, 1911, in Winslow, Washington. Grew up in Japan and the Fletcher's Bay area of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Member of the first group of Japanese Americans to be forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated. Incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, while pregnant and caring for two ...
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection (ddr-densho-34)
Collection Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection (ddr-densho-34)
The collection of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, 1890s-1940s, consists primarily of photographs of strawberry farms, businesses, sawmills, and the church and school activities of the Japanese American community on Bainbridge Island, Washington. The collection also includes photographs of the Bainbridge Island community of Port Blakely, the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island, ...
Camp street (ddr-densho-37-823)
img Camp street (ddr-densho-37-823)
Original WRA caption: Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho. Looking down the rows of barracks westward from block 44. At extreme left is a corner of the dining hall where the 275 to 300 residents of the block eat. At center background is the sanitation building including showers, lavatories, toilets and washtubs. Nearly all the residents planted ...
Mako Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-66)
vh Mako Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-66)
Nisei female. Born February 1937 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington; Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho; and Crystal City internment camp, Texas. In postwar years, became a teacher, principal, and multicultural specialist for Washington State's Superintendent of the Office of Public Instruction. Developed and directed the Japanese American Cultural ...
Fumiko Uyeda Groves Interview (ddr-densho-1000-10)
vh Fumiko Uyeda Groves Interview (ddr-densho-1000-10)
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 active in kenjinkai activities, both before and after the war. Spent prewar childhood in and among Seattle's Japanese American community. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. ...
Martha Nishitani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-71)
vh Martha Nishitani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-71)
Nisei female. Born February 27, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Family owned and operated the Oriental Gardens, the first nursery in Lake City. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. An award-winning modern dancer who established the Martha Nishitani Modern Dance School and Martha Nishitani Modern Dance Company, she also choreographs for modern ...
Wesley K. Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-166)
vh Wesley K. Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-166)
Ni-ten-gosei (Nisei/Sansei) male. Born May 20, 1935, in Tacoma, Washington. Spent early childhood in Kent, Washington, and was removed with family to Pinedale Assembly Center at age seven. Family incarcerated in Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and then moved to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled and attended grade school and high school in Chicago, Illinois. Completed ...
Robert Coombs Interview (ddr-densho-1000-146)
vh Robert Coombs Interview (ddr-densho-1000-146)
Caucasian male. Born May 26, 1918, in Visalia, California. Attended school in Sacramento, California, and then enrolled in the University of Southern California. Involved in the development of the new progressive education theory at Stanford University in the 1930s, and was teaching high school in Sacramento, California when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Worked as a teacher ...
May Ota Higa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-174)
vh May Ota Higa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-174)
Nisei female. Born March 14, 1916, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle and Ellensburg, Washington, before going to Japan to teach just prior to the onset of World War II. Returned to Seattle in 1941, and was removed with family to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, resettled in ...
Family Camp Applicant Now Interned at Santa Fe, New Mexico (ddr-one-5-203)
doc Family Camp Applicant Now Interned at Santa Fe, New Mexico (ddr-one-5-203)
Photocopy of a declassified memo on Keizaburo Koyama on his request to be reunited with his family in Minidoka, Idaho. Two initials are next to the option for "Parole to WRA without rehearing" option. On the bottom is written seven statements on Koyama including his occupation being a dentist, his memberships, his Army report, that he ...
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