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Takeshi Nakayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-369)
vh Takeshi Nakayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-369)
Nisei male. Born April 15, 1937, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived with family in the Burbank trailer camp before returning to Los Angeles. Established a …
Jane Hidaka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-346)
vh Jane Hidaka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-346)
Nisei female. Born August 18, 1933, in La Jolla, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp, moved to Chicago, Illinois. Eventually became involved with the Chicago Nisei Athletic Association (CNAA).

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May Minami Interview (ddr-densho-400-16)
av May Minami Interview (ddr-densho-400-16)
May Minami was born on January 26, 1914, in Oxnard, California. She grew up in Gardena, California, where her father was the first person to sell insurance to other Japanese community members. During WWII, her parents were arrested by the FBI and the family was sent to the concentration camp at Rohwer, Arkansas. When she returned …
Setsuko Izumi Asano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-392)
vh Setsuko Izumi Asano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-392)
Nisei female. Born March 3, 1932, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, moved with family to New Orleans, Louisiana. Remained in New Orleans for thirteen years, finishing school and establishing a career …
Michiko Frances Chikahisa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-347)
vh Michiko Frances Chikahisa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-347)
Nisei female. Born January 1929 in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father ran a successful produce business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles and attended college, eventually earning a master's degree in social …
Frank S. Kawana Interview (ddr-densho-1000-367)
vh Frank S. Kawana Interview (ddr-densho-1000-367)
Nisei male. Born June 29, 1933, in Graham, Washington. Moved with family at an early age to Los Angeles, California, where father owned and operated a kamaboko business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived briefly with family in a trailer …

Narrator Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi

Nisei female. Born February 9, 1929, in Isleton, California. Grew up in Isleton where parents operated a boarding house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, then, when that camp closed, to the Rohwer concentration camp, …
Hideo
av Hideo "Jibo" Satow Interview (ddr-densho-400-20)
Hideo "Jibo" Satow was born on July 23, 1914, in Inglewood, California. He was the oldest of ten children. His father, Tomijiro Satow was a flower grower in Hawthorne, California. The Satow family was imprisoned at the Santa Anita Race Track and the concentration camp at Rohwer, Arkansas, during World War II. After the war, Satow …
Mits Yamasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-366)
vh Mits Yamasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-366)
Nisei male. Born February 3, 1924, in Caldwell, Idaho. In the early 1930s, sent with brothers to live in the Shonien orphanage in Los Angeles after mother develops tuberculosis. Remained in Shonien until the onset of World War II. During the war, removed with a friend's family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the …
James Sakamoto Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-1)
vh James Sakamoto Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-1)
Nisei male. Born April 18, 1924, in Mayfield, California. Spent prewar childhood years in Alviso, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, moved with family to Stockton, California, in an attempt to avoid mass removal. Despite this, was removed to the Stockton Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Resettled in Colorado …
Charles Oihe Hamasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-274)
vh Charles Oihe Hamasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-274)
Nisei male. Born October 7, 1922, in Japan, while parents were visiting family. Came to the U.S. at three months old, and grew up in Terminal Island, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, picked up along with Issei father and taken to Fort Lincoln (Bismarck), North Dakota. Transferred from Fort Lincoln to the Santa Anita …

Narrator Doris Nitta

Nisei female. Born December 28, 1929, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to California.

Narrator Miyoko Uzaki

Nisei female. Born January 15, 1920, in Fresno, California. Grew up in the Fresno area where parents farmed grapes. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to Fresno.

Narrator Jane Hidaka

Nisei female. Born August 18, 1933, in La Jolla, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp, moved to Chicago, Illinois. Eventually became involved with the Chicago Nisei Athletic Association (CNAA).
Takayo Tsubouchi Fischer Interview (ddr-densho-1000-375)
vh Takayo Tsubouchi Fischer Interview (ddr-densho-1000-375)
Nisei female. Born November 25, 1932, in Harwick, California. During World War II, at the age of nine, removed with family to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp resettled in Chicago for a time before moving to Florida to attend college. In 1958, appeared in the …
Rose Matsui Ochi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-276)
vh Rose Matsui Ochi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-276)
Nisei female. Born December 15, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. As a child, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Following World War II, became a teacher and then went to law school. In 1974, worked for Los Angeles Mayor Bradley as a legislative research coordinator and eventually executive …
Rose Matsui Ochi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-277)
vh Rose Matsui Ochi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-277)
Nisei female. Born December 15, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. As a child, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Following World War II, became a teacher and then went to law school. In 1974, worked for Los Angeles Mayor Bradley as a legislative research coordinator and eventually executive …
Michael Shigeru Yasutake Interview (ddr-densho-400-24)
av Michael Shigeru Yasutake Interview (ddr-densho-400-24)
Michael Yasutake was born on August 4, 1915, in Long Beach, California. He was one of Kumataro and Itsu Yasutake's eight children. His father was a farmer in Gardena, California, and his mother was a housewife. When the war broke out he was already in the army and served with the Military Intelligence Service. His family …

Narrator June T. Watanabe

Nisei female. Born 1924 in Venice, California. Grew up in Lawndale, California, where parents farmed. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, married and moved to Bloomington, Minnesota, while husband served in the military. Eventually returned to California.

Narrator Tonko Doi

Nisei-Sansei female. Born December 6, 1941, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, sent with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived in a Quaker-run hostel in Cincinnati, Ohio. Eventually moved to Chicago, Illinois, where parents ran a cleaners business.
Ken Inose Interview (ddr-densho-400-5)
av Ken Inose Interview (ddr-densho-400-5)
Ken Inose was born in 1933 in Los Angeles, California, as one of four children to Sejiro and Yoshiko Inose. Before World War II, Ken lived in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles where he had ethnically diverse neighbors. His father was a salesman and his mother was a housewife. When the war broke out, …

Narrator Christie O. Ichikawa

Sansei female. Born April 4, 1928, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento before moving to Boyle Heights, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, attended school in Chicago before returning to Los Angeles. Established a career in nursing and teaching.

Narrator Ben Chikaraishi

Nisei male. Born September 10, 1921, in Colusa, California. As a child, family moved to Stockton, California, where parents owned a hotel. Was attending the University of California at Berkeley when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and the family was sent to the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Left camp to live in Chicago, Illinois, where he became …

Narrator Marshall M. Sumida

Nisei male. Born 1921 in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area prior to World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Drafted into the military and served in the Military Intelligence Service. Eventually returned to California.

Narrator Marian Shingu Sata

Nisei female. Born August 31, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Gardena, where father was a prominent community leader and principal of the Japanese language school. During World War II, removed with family to the Stockton Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Left camp along with a group of Japanese American …
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