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Yoneko Hara Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-22-9)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; father's arrest by the FBI

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 …

Homer Yasui Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-one-7-27-14)
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The effects of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on the Hood River Japanese American community

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 …

Sumi Saito Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-39-4)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: parents buried Japanese items

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 …

Jim Akutsu Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-2-15)
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Foreseeing the outbreak of war and trying to volunteer for service; discrimination experiences in the National Guard and ROTC

Interview was conducted over two days because of delays caused by technical difficulties.

Gene Akutsu Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-1-6)
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A boy's shock and anxiety, and reactions of school peers after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Gene Akutsu Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-1-3)
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Pearl Harbor: A teenager's memories of what he understood and how he felt
Homer Yasui Interview I Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-26-9)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "My heart sank down to my toes"

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 …

George Azumano Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-32-13)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while serving in the army

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 …

Henry Ueno Interview Segment 2 (ddr-one-7-18-2)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor as an American citizen in Japan

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 …

Mary Iwasaki Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-53-11)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while attending college: "it was just something unbelievable"

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George Nakata Interview Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-29-10)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor from parents

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 …

Kay Teramura Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-41-4)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Yoichi
vh Yoichi "Cannon" Kitayama Interview Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-46-10)
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.

Paul Saito Interview Segment 16 (ddr-one-7-38-16)
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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.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-92-14)
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Remembering the Pearl Harbor bombing and a visit from the FBI

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Shigeko Sese Uno Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-98-13)
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Days following Pearl Harbor, "We're gonna put those Japs ... in camp, behind barbed wire"
Frank Yamasaki Interview I Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-107-11)
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Ostracization by classmates following bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I'm still bitter"
Jimi Yamaichi Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-106-3)
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Events following Pearl Harbor: a Caucasian friend's tearful warning, and opportunistic farmers look to cash in on the mass removal
Jimi Yamaichi Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-106-4)
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A friend's offer to care for the farm while family is incarcerated
Henry Bruno Yamada Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-105-12)
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Memories of bombing of Pearl Harbor, restrictions on Japanese Americans in Hawaii

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 and concentrated on a single topic, namely, the …

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.

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

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

Tomiye Terasaki Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-122-8)
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The bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I was just so shocked" (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. It was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terasaki's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in English, …

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