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Narrator Toshio Moritsugu

Nisei male. Born April 2, 1925, in Heeia, Hawaii. Grew up in a village called Fish Camp, where father was a fisherman. Witnessed Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Father was picked up and detained by the FBI at the Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii. After the war, earned a PhD in chemistry …
Bill Thompson Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-90-12)
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Hawaiian Japanese Americans rush to volunteer for service after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews and concentrated on a single topic, …

Sadaichi Kubota Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-40-11)
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Cleaning up the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, seeing the "puffs of smoke"

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on …

Susumu Ito Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-29-12)
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Being asked to help interrogate Issei after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on …

Felix B. Stump and Arthur W. Radford shaking hands on an aircraft carrier (ddr-njpa-2-930)
img Felix B. Stump and Arthur W. Radford shaking hands on an aircraft carrier (ddr-njpa-2-930)
Caption on reverse: "TOP MILITARY COMMANDER IN PACIFIC CHANGES: Admiral Arthur W. Radford, left, is shown shaking hands with his successor, Admiral Felix B. Stump, after being relieved of his duties as commander-in-chief, Pacific and U.S. Pacific Fleet, at colorful and impressive change-of-command ceremonies aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge at Pearl Harbor this morning. After …

Narrator Sarah Sato

Sansei female. (Mother and father born in Hawaii.) Born February 1925 in Peru. Spent prewar childhood in Peru and Hawaii. Father picked up by the FBI and detained after bombing of Pearl Harbor. Was incarcerated at Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Renounced citizenship in order to stay with parents, and was …

Narrator Edward H. Mitsukado

Nisei male. Born June 1, 1912, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu, where father ran a taxi business. Was serving with the Hawaii Territorial 298th Infantry when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Went to the mainland for training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. Transferred to the Military Intelligence Service and was asked to help select the Nisei …

Narrator Helene J. Minehira

Nisei female. Born April 30, 1925, in Waipahu, Hawaii. Just before World War II, moved with family to the Ewa Beach area of Oahu, near Pearl Harbor. Witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Because of proximity to the harbor, family was forced to evacuate their home in Ewa Beach and had …

Narrator Harriet Sato Masunaga

Nisei female. Born November 25, 1930, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in the Aala neighborhood of Honolulu before the war, where parents operated a hat cleaning business. Directly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and interned in several camps.

Narrator Arthur Nishimoto

Nisei male. Born August 28, 1923, in Honolulu, Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, volunteered for the army and served in Europe with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. After discharge, was called back to active duty and served with the U.S. Counterintelligence Corps in Japan.

Narrator Edward K. Honda

Sansei male. Born July 7, 1945, in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Parents were from Hawaii, but father was picked up by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and mother went to rejoin him on the mainland. After leaving camp, lived briefly in New York City before returning to Hawaii, where parents separated. …

Narrator James A. Nakano

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, …

Narrator June M. Hoshida Honma

Nisei female. Born June 23, 1936, in Hilo, Hawaii. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, father was picked up by the FBI and detained at Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii. The rest of the family was removed to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, to be reunited with him. After Jerome closed, transferred to …
Akira Otani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-321)
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Nisei male. Born January 26, 1921, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu where father owned a successful fish auction business. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, volunteered for the Hawaiian Territorial Guard. Eventually was able to join the U.S. Army, and served in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Returned to Honolulu …

Narrator Richard Kosaki

Nisei male. Born September 14, 1924, in Waikiki, Hawaii. Attended McKinley High School, where he was student body president, just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Served as a language instructor for the U.S. Military Intelligence Service during World War II, and was stationed in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Earned PhD in …

Narrator Lillian Nakano

Sansei female, born 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where family ran a successful wholesale bakery business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was picked up by the FBI and sent to Sand Island internment camp. Moved with rest of the family to Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, to be reunited with father. Moved …
Susumu Oshima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-283)
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Nisei male. Born August 15, 1926, in Kainaliu-Kona, Hawaii. Grew up in Kona, where parents established a successful dry goods store, barber shop, and taxi service. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was immediately arrested by the FBI and held in the Kilauea Military Camp on the Big Island of Hawaii. During the war, father …

Narrator Grace Sugita Hawley

Sansei female. Born September 28, 1931, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu, where parents owned and operated a bakery. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was picked up by the FBI and taken to the Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii. Family was removed to the mainland in order to reunite with father, and was …
Yutaka Inokuchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-320)
vh Yutaka Inokuchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-320)
Nisei male. Born August 25, 1924, in Waipahu, Hawaii. Grew up on the Waipahu sugar plantation where parents worked. Was attending Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Father was picked up by the FBI and eventually interned in the Honouliuli POW camp. Mr. Inokuchi got a job in the …

Narrator Larry "Shorty" Kazumura

Nisei male. Born November 7, 1920, in Mountain View, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where parents ran a sugar cane plantation. Was working hauling lumber when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Was not dismissed from work like other Japanese Americans, and was required to clean up the aftermath of the bombing. Volunteered for …

Narrator Fred Matsumura

Nisei male, born April 14, 1923, on the Island of Molokai, Hawaii. Volunteered for military service after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Unit as a Sergeant and Assistant Squad Leader. Later, he and three others in his unit had their rank reduced to Private after being court-martialed for alleged involvement …

Narrator Akira Otani

Nisei male. Born January 26, 1921, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu where father owned a successful fish auction business. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, volunteered for the Hawaiian Territorial Guard. Eventually was able to join the U.S. Army, and served in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Returned to Honolulu …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 48, No. 15 (April 10, 1959) (ddr-pc-31-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 48, No. 15 (April 10, 1959) (ddr-pc-31-15)
Selected article titles: "Calif. FEPC set, Senate approves 30-5" (p. 1), "$1.2 million appropriation bill for evacuee claims asked" (p. 1), "Old-age assistance bill to aid Issei held in Assembly Comm." (p. 1), "Cal. Senate passes miscegenation law" (p. 1), "Wartime renunciant program review nearly completed by U.S." (p. 1), "Chicago JACL membership challenge with west …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 21 No. 16 (October 20, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-42)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 21 No. 16 (October 20, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-42)
Selected article titles: "U.S. Army Reveals Work of Nisei in Pacific. Japanese Americans in ATIS Provided U.S. With Human 'Secret Weapon' During War" (p. 1), "Federal War Agencies Modify Remove Special Restrictions Against Japanese Americans" (p. 1), "Police Kept Close Watch on Nisei Caught by War in Japan" (p. 1), " Tule Lake Group Will Initiate …

Narrator Susumu Oshima

Nisei male. Born August 15, 1926, in Kainaliu-Kona, Hawaii. Grew up in Kona, where parents established a successful dry goods store, barber shop, and taxi service. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was immediately arrested by the FBI and held in the Kilauea Military Camp on the Big Island of Hawaii. During the war, father …
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