Personal recollections

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Personal recollections (305)

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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.

Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1010-2-17)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; witnessing FBI's search of home

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 …

Gordon Hirabayashi Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1012-2-4)
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Coping with restrictions after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

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 …

Gordon Hirabayashi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1012-2-3)
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Hearing about the bombing of Peal Harbor (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

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 …

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"
Matsue Watanabe Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1001-9-2)
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Hearing news of bombing of Pearl Harbor along with visiting soldiers
Fumiko Hayashida Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1001-1-1)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "we were unhappy and scared"
Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-10-4)
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Memories of hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: a question over citizenship

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 this collection are typically …

Harry Ueno Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-7-4)
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Encountering prejudice after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, thoughts on anti-Japanese propaganda

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 this collection are typically not …

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 …

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-6-2)
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Facing a hostile reaction in school and community following the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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 this collection are …

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
James Omura Interview I Segment 10 (ddr-densho-122-4-10)
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Delivering newspapers on December 7, 1941

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding …

Frank Emi Interview II Segment 2 (ddr-densho-122-20-2)
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Memories of the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, curfew

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on …

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