Personal recollections

World War II (231)
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Fred Hirasuna (ddr-csujad-8-88)
doc Fred Hirasuna (ddr-csujad-8-88)
Oral history interview with Fred Hirasuna. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hirasuna, Fred
Shig Domoto (ddr-csujad-8-9)
doc Shig Domoto (ddr-csujad-8-9)
Oral history interview with Shig Domoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Domoto, Shig
Mr. and Mrs. Minoru Masumoto (ddr-csujad-8-36)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Minoru Masumoto (ddr-csujad-8-36)
Oral history interview with Minoru Masumoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Masumoto, Mr and Mrs Minoru
John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
doc John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
Oral history interview with John Kubota. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Kubota, John
Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
doc Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
Oral history interview with the Hasegawas, including Ray, Helen, Peter, Yoshino, Becky and George Hasegawa. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hasegawa Family
Kazuye Matsunaga (ddr-csujad-8-38)
doc Kazuye Matsunaga (ddr-csujad-8-38)
Oral history interview with Kazuye [Kazue] Matsunaga. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Matsunaga, Kazuye
Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka (ddr-csujad-8-87)
doc Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka (ddr-csujad-8-87)
Oral history interview with Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hiraoka, Mr Harry Echiyu
Bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-37-768)
img Bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-37-768)
Original caption: Naval photograph documenting the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii which initiated US participation in World War II. Navy's caption: The terrific explosion of the destroyer USS SHAW when her magazine exploded after being bombed by Japanese aircraft in the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, 12/07/1941
Bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-37-769)
img Bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-37-769)
Original caption: Naval photograph documenting the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii which initiated US participation in World War II. Navy's caption: Colors flying from USS WEST VIRGINIA(left) and USS ARIZONA (right) aflame, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor of Dec. 7, 1941., 12/07/1941
A Myopic Account of a Relocated Life during the Second World War (ddr-densho-468-97)
doc A Myopic Account of a Relocated Life during the Second World War (ddr-densho-468-97)
Personal recollections of life in an assembly center and relocation camp for Japanese descendants and various digressions
Louise Kashino Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-31-10)
vh Louise Kashino Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-31-10)
Pearl Harbor: "We were Americans, like everyone else..."

For the first hour of this interview, an additional camera crew from KCTS Television was also present.

Spady Koyama Interview I Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-38-17)
vh Spady Koyama Interview I Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-38-17)
Reaction to bombing of Pearl Harbor, "This is your country no matter who says what"
Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-338-15)
vh Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-338-15)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, attending school the next day

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 …

Akio Hoshino Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-26-7)
vh Akio Hoshino Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-26-7)
Issei and Nisei attitudes toward outbreak of war with Japan and mass removal
Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-84-22)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-84-22)
Seattle's health department refuses to provide typhoid inoculations to Japanese Americans

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.

Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-84-21)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-84-21)
Japanese physicians are hampered by curfew restrictions

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.

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-123-8)
Attending school assembly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I felt as though our fellow students were looking at us, and we were the enemy"

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Toshikazu
vh Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto Interview I Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-240-13)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I had this real ominous feeling"
Hideo Hoshide Interview I Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-184-30)
vh Hideo Hoshide Interview I Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-184-30)
Driving back to Tacoma upon hearing of Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor
Ben Y. Tonooka Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-390-13)
vh Ben Y. Tonooka Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-390-13)
Feeling uncomfortable 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 Department of …

Marianne West Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-120-3)
vh Marianne West Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-120-3)
Hearing news of Pearl Harbor bombing: disbelief, then gradual realization

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

Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-190-12)
vh Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-190-12)
Feeling uncomfortable upon returning to school; hearing of FBI arrests

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 Shiosaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-190-10)
vh Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-190-10)
Hearing news of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor: "I felt vulnerable"

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.

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