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Mary Suzuki Ichino Interview II (ddr-manz-1-52)
vh Mary Suzuki Ichino Interview II (ddr-manz-1-52)
Nisei female. Born December 9, 1924, in Stockton, California. Grew up Sacramento and Boyle Heights, California. Attended the Maryknoll Catholic school in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles and worked for the War Relocation Authority, providing assistance to returning Japanese Americans seeking ...

Narrator Mary Suzuki Ichino

Nisei female. Born December 9, 1924, in Stockton, California. Grew up Sacramento and Boyle Heights, California. Attended the Maryknoll Catholic school in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles and worked for the War Relocation Authority, providing assistance to returning Japanese Americans seeking ...
Mary Suzuki Ichino Interview I (ddr-manz-1-51)
vh Mary Suzuki Ichino Interview I (ddr-manz-1-51)
Nisei female. Born December 9, 1924, in Stockton, California. Grew up Sacramento and Boyle Heights, California. Attended the Maryknoll Catholic school in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles and worked for the War Relocation Authority, providing assistance to returning Japanese Americans seeking ...
Lillian Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-224)
vh Lillian Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-224)
Nisei/Sansei female. Born December 14, 1928, in Stockton, California. Father was Issei and mother was Nisei, born in Hawaii. Grew up in Santa Monica, California. During World War II, moved with family to Colorado to avoid mass removal. Remained in Denver, later operating a grocery store and greenhouse business with husband.

Narrator Lillian Sato

Nisei/Sansei female. Born December 14, 1928, in Stockton, California. Father was Issei and mother was Nisei, born in Hawaii. Grew up in Santa Monica, California. During World War II, moved with family to Colorado to avoid mass removal. Remained in Denver, later operating a grocery store and greenhouse business with husband.
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 ...

Narrator Nancy Nakata Gohata

Sansei female. Born October 16, 1940, in Compton, California. As an infant, taken with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the government issued the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," family was transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for ten years at a farm labor camp on an island outside of ...
Japanese American farmer talking with land owner (ddr-densho-151-88)
img Japanese American farmer talking with land owner (ddr-densho-151-88)
Original caption: Stockton, California. Henry T. Futamachi (left), superintendant of a 1300-acre mechanized ranch, discusses agricultural problems with the ranch owner, John B. MacKinley. Before evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry, Futamachi, 45, was paid $4000 a year and bonuses. He came to this country 28 years ago with his father. Evacuees will be housed in ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 3 (July 17, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-29)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 3 (July 17, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-29)
Selected article titles: "California JACL Committee against Prop. 14 Starts Push" (p.1), "Vandals Smear Anti-Japanese Slogns on New Half-Million Dollar Toho Theater" (p.1), "GI Claims He's Victim of Racial Bias" (p.1), "Stockton Japanese Eye New Project Area" (p.3).
Young Japanese Americans waiting for new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-255)
img Young Japanese Americans waiting for new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-255)
Original caption: Stockton, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry have been at this Assembly Center for several days and are watching the arrival of buses bringing new groups of families. Later, all will be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers to spend the duration.
Unloading baggage from truck (ddr-densho-151-458)
img Unloading baggage from truck (ddr-densho-151-458)
Original caption: Stockton, California. The first day at an assembly center. A new unit of the barracks is being opened today for the eight busloads of arrivals. This photo shows the luggage and bed-rolls which have come in by truck, deposited here for inspection for contraband. Evacuees then take their possessions to the barracks to which ...
Young Japanese Americans gathering outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-253)
img Young Japanese Americans gathering outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-253)
Original caption: Stockton, California. Young persons of Japanese ancestry, second and third generation Americans. They have been in camp about a week, where there is little for them to do as yet. The sun is very hot. The oldest of these boys has been studying this morning. The book that he carries is a text on ...
Young Japanese Americans waiting for new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-256)
img Young Japanese Americans waiting for new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-256)
Original caption: Stockton, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry have been at this Assembly center for several days and are watching the arrival of buses bringing new groups of families. Later, all will be transferred to a War Relocation Authority center to spend the duration.

Narrator Susumu Ito

Nisei male. Born July 27, 1919, in Stockton, California. Emeritus professor of anatomy at Harvard Medical School. During World War II, was second lieutenant, 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Narrator discusses his memories of serving in the 442nd and some of the more psychological aspects of combat. Mr. Ito passed away ...
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 21 No. 21 (November 17, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-47)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 21 No. 21 (November 17, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-47)
Selected article titles: "State Supreme Court May Hear Oyama Test Case on California Alien Land Law" (p. 1), "Repatriates in Canada Fight Deportation" (p. 1), "Wounded Veteran of 442nd Robbed, Slain in Stockton" (p. 1), "Pressure by Pro-Japan Groups on Tule Renunciants Affirmed By Myer; WRA Duress Denied" (p. 2), "Army Barracks Converted for Evacuee Use ...
Mother and children outside of barracks (ddr-densho-151-258)
img Mother and children outside of barracks (ddr-densho-151-258)
Original caption: Stockton, California. This family of Japanese ancestry has just arrived in the center this morning. The mother and the children are waiting at the door of the room in the barracks to which they have been assigned. The father is at the baggage depot where their bedding and clothing are unloaded and inspected for ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 11 (October 13, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 11 (October 13, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-36)
Selected article titles: "California Attorney General's: Report States Stockton Massacre Was Racially Motivated" (p. 1), "Frank Hideo Hattori, 82: Seattle Realtor Hailed at His Birthday; Recalls His WWII Role as OWI Broadcaster" (p. 2), and "Young Mixed Race Generation Facing Identity Dilemma" (p. 3).
Japanese American laborer prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-89)
img Japanese American laborer prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-89)
Original caption: Stockton, California. So-called "stoop" laborer is shown weeding a celery field. Many persons of Japanese ancestry worked at this type of field labor before they were evacuated from military areas. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese Americans outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-252)
img Japanese Americans outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-252)
Original caption: Stockton, California. These evacuees of Japanese ancestry are spending their first day at this Assembly Point. The average age of the Nisei is 20 years. Later they will be transferred to a War Relocation Authority center to spend the duration.
Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-72)
img Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-72)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry arriving at this Assembly center. Their identification numbers and family groups are checked by officials as they leave the buses. After their baggage has been checked for contraband, they will be given a preliminary medical examination and directed to their places in the barracks to await transfer ...
James Sakamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-7)
vh James Sakamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-7)
Moving to Stockton, California, in an attempt to avoid mass removal

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

Narrator Michi Weglyn

Nisei female, born November 29, 1926, in Stockton, California. Raised in Brentwood, California, before being incarcerated at Gila River, Arizona. Graduated from high school in the camp in 1944, and after being released, attended Mount Holyoke College. In the 1950s, worked as costume designer for the Perry Como Show television program. Researched and wrote the groundbreaking ...

Narrator Hikaru Morohoshi

Kibei Nisei male. Born October 4, 1915, in Stockton, California. As a young child, sent to Japan to live with grandparents and attend school. Returned to California at age eighteen, and drafted into the U.S. military. Discharged from the army after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, Washington, and the Topaz ...
Japanese American auto mechanics (ddr-densho-37-542)
img Japanese American auto mechanics (ddr-densho-37-542)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. In the center motor pool shop, George Kenotsu and George Baba, former Stockton, California mechanics, prepare to remove an automobile motor for overhaul. Mechanical repairs to all center motor equipment is carried out by residents, former west coast persons of Japanese ancestry.
James Sakamoto Interview Segment 8 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-8)
vh James Sakamoto Interview Segment 8 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-8)
Memories of the Stockton Assembly Center, California

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

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