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Sab Akiyama Interview (ddr-one-7-48)
vh Sab Akiyama Interview (ddr-one-7-48)
Nisei male. Born April 7, 1924, in Oak Grove, Oregon. Grew up in the Hood River, Oregon, area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army during the …
Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn (ddr-densho-1000-96)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn (ddr-densho-1000-96)
This is an intergenerational, group interview of members of the Tsutakawa family. Ayame Tsutakawa is a Kibei female born 1924 in Hollywood, California, then sent to Japan to live with relatives when thirteen months old. She returned to the United States at the age of twelve. During WWII, she was incarcerated in the Sacramento Assembly Center …
Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-338)
vh Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-338)
Nisei male. Born February 7, 1925, in Sacramento, California. At a very young age, sent to Japan for several years. Returned at age six and lived with family in Loomis, California. During World War II, removed to the Arboga Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred briefly to the Amache concentration camp, …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 5 (August 7, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-30)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 5 (August 7, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-30)
Selected article titles: "California Chinese Americans Ask Fair Play for U.S. Nisei" (p. 1), "Leupp Not Prison Or Concentration Camp, Says Best" (p. 1), "Plan Exchange of U.S., Japan Nationals Soon. Repatriation Ship Will Take 1500 Persons To Porguguese India" (p. 1), "Evacuee Property Problems Considered by Dillon Myer During Los Angeles Visit" (p. 2), "Evacuees …
Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-459)
vh Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-459)
Sansei female. Born December 4, 1935, in Sawtelle, California. Grew up in Huntington Beach, California, where father worked as a chauffeur. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was picked up by the FBI and taken to the Tuna Canyon Detention Station. He rejoined the family at the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the family was …
Ronald Ikejiri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-461)
vh Ronald Ikejiri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-461)
Sansei male. Born December 3, 1948, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, parents had been incarcerated at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Father signed 'no-no' on the so-called 'loyalty questionnaire', renounced U.S. citizenship, and was sent to the Department of Justice camp at Bismarck, North Dakota. Family did not end up expatriating to …
Mary Haruka Nakamura Interview (ddr-one-7-65)
vh Mary Haruka Nakamura Interview (ddr-one-7-65)
Nisei female. Born March 21, 1924, in O'Brien, Washington. Grew up in the Auburn/Kent area of Washington, where parents ran a farm and then a grocery store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, settled in Ontario, Oregon.

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Tetsujiro
vh Tetsujiro "Tex" Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-263)
Nisei male. Born July 16, 1917, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Sacramento, and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1939. During World War II, was removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Voluntarily stayed in Tule Lake after it was designated a Segregation Center, and worked in the legal aid office. Assisted attorney Wayne …
James A. Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-245)
vh James A. Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-245)
Nisei male. Born November 12, 1933, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu, and was nine years old when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Father was arrested by the FBI, and family went to the concentration camp at Jerome, Arkansas, to reunite with him. Transferred to Tule Lake, California, following the so-called "loyalty questionnaire." After the war, …
Frank S. Fujii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-8)
vh Frank S. Fujii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-8)
Nisei male. Born January 14, 1930, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Jackson Street neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resettled in Seattle. Former teacher and varsity basketball coach at Seattle's Franklin High School and administrator at Seattle Central Community College.

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Chizuko Norton Interview (ddr-densho-1000-73)
vh Chizuko Norton Interview (ddr-densho-1000-73)
Nisei female. Born July 3, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Japan; Bellevue, Washington; and Kirkland, Washington. Incarcerated at Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Returned to Seattle after the war, obtained master's degree from the University of Washington in the field of social work. Founded Seattle's first alternative school …
Tokio Hirotaka - Toshio Ito - Joe Matsuzawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-23)
vh Tokio Hirotaka - Toshio Ito - Joe Matsuzawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-23)
Mr. Hirotaka was born in 1910, Mr. Matsuzawa was born in 1913, and Mr. Ito in 1922. All three are Nisei males, born and raised in Bellevue, Washington. They and their families were incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Prior to the war, their families were part of a …
Homer Yasui Interview I (ddr-one-7-26)
vh Homer Yasui Interview I (ddr-one-7-26)
Nisei male. Born December 28, 1924, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where father and uncles ran a store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, attended college in Denver and Philadelphia. Eventually became a physician and returned to …
George Iseri Interview (ddr-one-7-40)
vh George Iseri Interview (ddr-one-7-40)
Nisei male. Born April 23, 1920, in Thomas, Washington. Grew up in Thomas where father ran a general store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Weiser, Idaho, and opened a service station. Eventually moved to Ontario, Oregon.

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Homer Yasui Interview II (ddr-one-7-27)
vh Homer Yasui Interview II (ddr-one-7-27)
Nisei male. Born December 28, 1924, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where father and uncles ran a store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, attended college in Denver and Philadelphia. Eventually became a physician and returned to …
Arthur Ogami - Kimi Ogami Interview (ddr-manz-1-109)
vh Arthur Ogami - Kimi Ogami Interview (ddr-manz-1-109)
Arthur Ogami: Nisei male. Born April 10, 1922 in Whittier, California. Spent childhood in California, before being removed to Manzanar concentration camp in 1942. Left Manzanar several times to work as a beet topper for local farmers. Decided to expatriate to Japan because of mother's wishes, and was transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp. In 1945, …
Kenji Maruko Interview (ddr-densho-1010-8)
vh Kenji Maruko Interview (ddr-densho-1010-8)
Sansei male. Born December 13, 1920, in Fresno, California. Father was born in Hawaii, mother was born in Japan. Grew up in Fresno, where parents ran a successful bicycle shop and general store. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty …
Tulean Dispatch Collection (ddr-densho-65)
Collection Tulean Dispatch Collection (ddr-densho-65)
This collection consists of selected issues of the Tulean Dispatch, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Many of the issues are originals, and were donated to Densho by Joe Matsuzawa in 2001. Additional issues of the Tulean Dispatch were provided by the Library of Congress as microfilm scans, and …
James Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-220)
vh James Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-220)
Nisei male. Born October 30, 1926, in small town of Thomas, Washington, on family farm. Attended school in Auburn, Washington, before being removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Idaho, and was subsequently joined by family. Postwar, became a social anthropologist, and later became only the …
Art Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-151)
vh Art Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-151)
Nisei male. Born June 6, 1930, in Callao, Peru. Grew up in Peru, raised by both parents and grandparents. During World War II, taken with parents to the United States on a U.S. troop transport ship. Lived in the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, until family moved to work at Seabrook, New Jersey, a produce work …
Takeharu Inouye Collection (ddr-densho-365)
Collection Takeharu Inouye Collection (ddr-densho-365)
At the age of thirteen, Takeharu Inouye and his immediate family experienced forced relocation to the Sacramento Assembly Center (Walerga), and were subsequently moved to the Tule Lake concentration camp. They remained at Tule Lake for the duration of WWII due to their "disloyal" sentiments. Takeharu recorded his experiences at Tule Lake in three diaries, which …
Betty Fumiye Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-189)
vh Betty Fumiye Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-189)
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 …
Ed Yoshikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1014-11)
vh Ed Yoshikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1014-11)
Nisei male. Born January 30, 1925, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento. During World War II, removed to the Sacramento (Walerga) Assembly Center, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend college in Michigan. Drafted into the military and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe. After military discharge, moved to …
Hideo Hoshide Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-184)
vh Hideo Hoshide Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-184)
Nisei male. Born September 25, 1917, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in Tacoma except for living in Japan for several years at age four. Attended the University of Washington in Seattle, majoring in Political Science, Far Eastern Studies, with a minor in journalism. Prior to World War II, worked as sports editor for community newspaper, The …
Hideo Hoshide Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-185)
vh Hideo Hoshide Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-185)
Nisei male. Born September 25, 1917, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in Tacoma except for living in Japan for several years at age four. Attended the University of Washington in Seattle, majoring in Political Science, Far Eastern Studies, with a minor in journalism. Prior to World War II, worked as sports editor for community newspaper, The …
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