Fishing and canneries

Japanese Americans found work at salmon canneries along the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington, and their labor was welcomed in Alaskan towns such as Ketchikan and Petersburg as early as the 1890s. They traveled by ship to the cannery towns, where they slowly developed small communities whose population swelled with the yearly arrival of workers. Issei (Japanese immigrant) entrepreneurs started the oyster industry from scratch in Puget Sound. Japanese American oyster farms became thriving businesses before World War II.

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Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-84-4)
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Father brings oyster seed from Japan

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Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-84-5)
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Father starts the New Washington Oyster Co. in Willapa Bay, Washington

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

Shig Miyaki Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-259-3)
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Helping on fishing boats as a teenager

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Mako Nakagawa Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-66-1)
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Father's background: eking out a living in an Alaskan cannery
Toshio Moritsugu Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-318-3)
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Growing up in Hawaiian fishing village called Fish Camp

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Toshio Moritsugu Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-318-2)
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Father's prewar fishing techniques

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Giro Nakagawa Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-422-11)
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Being removed from the oyster farm station house after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
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