doc Testimony of Robert Y. Nakao (ddr-densho-67-257)
Written testimony of Robert Y. Nakao, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
doc Scene the Pictorial Magazine Vol. 1 No. 5 (September 1949) (ddr-densho-266-10)
Selected article titles: "Sueo Serisawa" (p. 12), "Big Town Opportunities - No. 1: The Dry Cleaning Business" (p. 22), "Pro Ball's First Japanese American Battery" (p. 25).
doc Scene the Pictorial Magazine Vol. 1 No. 6 (October 1949) (ddr-densho-266-11)
Selected article titles: "The Midwest Views its First Full-length Program of Japanese Dances" (p. 8), "Kiyosato--A New England Village in Japan" (p. 50), "Toshiko Hasegawa, Operatic Star" (p. 13).
doc Scene the Pictorial Magazine Vol. 1 No. 4 (August 1949) (ddr-densho-266-9)
Selected article titles: "Busy Block for Stork" (p. 3), "Personality - George Furuta" (p. 10).
doc Clipping regarding Robert L. Ripley (ddr-njpa-1-1421)
Caption on front: "Robert L. Ripley 'Believe It or Not.' Mar 1931."
doc Testimony of Thomas Y. Kometani (ddr-densho-67-321)
Written testimony of Thomas Y. Kometani. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearing in Washington, D.C., on July 14, 1981.
Narrator Robert T. Ohashi
Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before eventually returning to Ketchikan.
Narrator Robert Katsuto Fujioka
Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a farm and then father became a gardener. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to finish high school in Chicago, Illinois, and attend college in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Drafted into the military. Eventually returned to ...
Narrator Bob Fuchigami
Nisei male. Born May 15, 1930, in Marysville, California. Family operated a farm prior to World War II. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Currently resides in Colorado.
doc Testimony of Robert Sadamu Shimabukuro (ddr-densho-67-243)
Written testimony of Robert Sadamu Shimabukuro. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Reparations."
Narrator May Y. Namba
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 ...
Narrator Joe Yasutake
Nisei male. Born 1932 in Seattle, WA. Father employed by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as interpreter for twenty years, until separated from family on December 7, 1941 and interned as an enemy alien. Removed from Seattle with mother, sister and two brothers in 1942. Attended school (fifth through sixth grades) while incarcerated at ...
Narrator Fred Y. Hoshiyama
Nisei male. Born December 7, 1914, in Livingston, California, where parents helped to establish a farming community called the Yamato Colony. Lost father at a young age, and moved to San Francisco, California, before World War II, and attended Berkeley. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the ...
Narrator Ruth Y. Okimoto
Nisei female. Born April 15, 1936, in Tokyo, Japan. Brought to the United States with parents at the age of one, and grew up in San Diego, California, where father was a minister. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After the war, forged connections ...
doc Exclusion of Grown Japanese is Approved. President Sees No Objection to an Age Test. Metcalf Told to Threaten Use of Federal Power 'to Enforce Observance of Our Treaty, Supreme Law of Land.' (December 18, 1906) (ddr-densho-56-68)
The Seattle Daily Times, December 18, 1906, pp. 1, 15
Collection Y. Tazuma Collection (ddr-densho-24)
The Y. Tazuma collection focuses on the Tazuma family, owners of a store in Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown. This collection contains photographs of the family, their store, and a photograph of the family at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
doc Letter from Robert Ikari to Ted Akimoto (ddr-densho-299-75)
Letter regarding Ted's sister Magaret, Robert's plans to attend GI University in Florence, and general army life.
img Letter from Robert Ikari to Ted Akimoto (ddr-densho-299-80)
Typed copy of the letter with object ID ddr-densho-299-79.
doc Chicago Defender article: "World View: Japan's Secret Weapon" (ddr-densho-35-142)
Editorial by John Robert Badger. Other subheadings: "The Orient Wishes" and "The Fascist Underground."
doc Letter from Robert Ikari to Ted Akimoto (ddr-densho-299-81)
Letter regarding Robert's time in Italy, his interactions with the Partisans, Ted's sister Margaret, and Fred Dobena's regards. Transcription only, no original letter.