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Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-119-2)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; feeling startled by the power of the Japanese navy

This interview took place at the 2000 Tule Lake Pilgrimage in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Miyoko Kaneta Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-449-5)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, being confronted by a white woman about ethnic identity
Kara Kondo Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-139-21)
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Memories of the period following the bombing of Pearl Harbor: unsure if Japanese and Japanese Americans from the Yakima valley would be removed
Setsuko Izumi Asano Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-392-11)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, coping with restrictions afterwards

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 …

Earl Hanson Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-160-10)
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Memories of Pearl Harbor bombing and aftermath; watching Japanese American friends prepare for mass removal

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 …

Akira Otani Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-321-10)
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Witnessing 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.

Ruby Inouye Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-143-17)
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Memories of December 7, 1941: feeling ashamed, losing customers at the family restaurant because of Japanese ancestry
Jack Y. Kunitomi Interview I Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-355-15)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while at a football game

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 …

Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-170-28)
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Memories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor; trying to prepare for mass removal: "I still have nightmares"
Sarah Sato Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-81-14)
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Life in Hawaii following the bombing, carrying "American" identification cards and building bomb shelters
Sarah Sato Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-81-12)
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Aftermath of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii: blackouts, gas masks
Sarah Sato Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-81-13)
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Attitude toward Japan after the bombing: "to me, they were the enemy"
George Yamada Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-187-15)
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Reaction to bombing of Pearl Harbor: a racist encounter at a movie theater

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Fred Matsumura Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-46-6)
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Reporting to the armory: guarding Molokai against possible invasion

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. Beverly Kashino, one of the interviewers, is Shiro and Louise Kashino's …

Sam Araki Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-402-5)
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Hearing that the FBI was after him, Father decides to move the family inland

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 …

Toshiko Hayashi Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-492-13)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while at a friend's birthday party
Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-165-12)
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Coping with the aftermath of Pearl Harbor: considering "voluntary evacuation," disposing of belongings
Archie Miyatake Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-299-12)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: father had to photograph a wedding

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