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Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-5-2)
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Memories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and attending school the next day: being identified with Japan

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in …

Kenji Suematsu Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1003-11-3)
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Mother has a nervous breakdown and father is picked up by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do …

Grace Hata Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1003-10-12)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor and coping after father is arrested and removed by the FBI
Kiyo Maruyama Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1003-1-18)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: needing birth certificate to buy a train ticket

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the …

Ernest Uno Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1007-7-1)
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Being accused of theft in school after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the …

Chester Tanaka Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1007-6-2)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I was just stunned when I heard the news" (audio only)

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not …

Kenji Goto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1007-2-7)
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Rumors in Hawaii after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the …

George Koshi Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1008-1-6)
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The bombing of Pearl Harbor: "What a stupid act on the part of Japan"to Denver

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

Harvey Watanabe Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1008-5-9)
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Hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor while at Fort Lewis

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1008-4-9)
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Attitude towards attack on Pearl Harbor: a cowardly move

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

Grace F. Oshita Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1013-4-7)
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Responses to the bombing of Pearl Harbor: attending school the following day
Bob Utsumi Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1013-8-8)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while in a movie theater
Chiyoko Yano Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1013-9-6)
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Burning Japanese books after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "There was a worry of being targeted"
Norman I. Hirose Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1013-7-11)
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Going to school the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: students were unusually serious
Joseph Norio Uemura Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1014-3-16)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, discussing situation with parents
Nancy Iwami Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1015-5-13)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: supportive neighbors
Fred Oda Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1015-9-15)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I couldn't believe it"
Gene Akutsu Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1016-4-1)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Saburo Masada Interview Segment 7 (ddr-manz-1-157-7)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, burning belongings
Susumu Iwasaki Interview Segment 12 (ddr-manz-1-63-12)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father's arrest by the FBI
Lily Kajiwara Interview Segment 7 (ddr-manz-1-105-7)
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FBI ransacking of family home after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
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