Personal recollections

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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.

Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-129-11)
vh Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-129-11)
The bombing of Pearl Harbor: reaction of Japanese Americans, role of the media
Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-138-3)
vh Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-138-3)
Memories of FBI raid on family home on December 7, 1941

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their …

Francis Mas Fukuhara Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-9-8)
vh Francis Mas Fukuhara Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-9-8)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while in a movie theater
Junkoh Harui Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-11-11)
vh Junkoh Harui Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-11-11)
An eight-year-old's confusion after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was done outdoors in the Bainbridge Gardens Nursery which resulted in increased background noise and frequent interruptions by the business P.A. system.

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.

Akiko Kurose Interview II Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-42-5)
vh Akiko Kurose Interview II Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-42-5)
Attending school the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

Mrs. Kurose was undergoing treatment for cancer and required frequent breaks and medication to help her with pain management.

Kunio Otani Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-75-9)
vh Kunio Otani Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-75-9)
The bombing of Pearl Harbor: being asked to be the neighborhood night warden
Sue Takimoto Okabe Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-74-4)
vh Sue Takimoto Okabe Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-74-4)
The period leading up to the mass removal: losing one's faith in government
Shosuke Sasaki Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-78-12)
vh Shosuke Sasaki Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-78-12)
Japanese American Citizens League actions following the outbreak of war and anti-Japanese propaganda in the press
May K. Sasaki Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-79-9)
vh May K. Sasaki Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-79-9)
A six-year-old's perspective on Pearl Harbor, sensing the adults' anxiety
Rae Takekawa Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-89-11)
vh Rae Takekawa Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-89-11)
Reaction to Pearl Harbor: "I realized ... I was not the same as my friends"
Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-95-5)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-95-5)
Reaction to the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I thought being Japanese, we might be killed on the street"
Shigeko Sese Uno Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-98-16)
vh Shigeko Sese Uno Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-98-16)
Violating the curfew to see sick mother-in-law, and father-in-law is detained
Edith Watanabe Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-101-10)
vh Edith Watanabe Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-101-10)
Response of Burlington community to Pearl Harbor: finding out who your friends truly are
Harvey Watanabe Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-102-9)
vh Harvey Watanabe Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-102-9)
Hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor while on leave from Fort Lewis
Masao Watanabe Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-103-12)
vh Masao Watanabe Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-103-12)
Finding out about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while on a skiing trip

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Joseph Frisino Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-117-15)
vh Joseph Frisino Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-117-15)
"It was just incredible, the feeling that gave us, of hatred," memories of and reaction to bombing of Pearl Harbor as a young soldier from the East Coast

Mr. Frisino was suffering from a slight cough during the two days of this interview.

Marian Asao Kurosu Interview Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-118-42)
vh Marian Asao Kurosu Interview Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-118-42)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; surprise that Japan would attack the United States

During this interview, Mrs. Kurosu alternately speaks in both English and Japanese. As a result, the English translation of the transcript contains [Jpn.] and [Eng.], which indicate whether the original dialogue was spoken in Japanese or English.

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-130-4)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-130-4)
Upon hearing of the Pearl Harbor attack, believing that the U.S. government would speak up and protect Japanese Americans: "but I was wrong"
George Yoshida Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-132-20)
vh George Yoshida Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-132-20)
Feeling self-conscious after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; hearing racist propaganda, rumors
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