Alameda Japanese American History Project: Digital Stories Collection ddr-ajah-8

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George Fukayama (ddr-ajah-8-1)
av George Fukayama (ddr-ajah-8-1)
George Fukayama was born in Los Angeles, California, on February 21, 1926. During World War II, he served with the Military Intelligence Service and was assigned to ATIS (Allied Translator Interpreter Section) during the occupation of Japan after the war. Moved to Alameda, California, after military service.
Tomiyo Hashimoto Yoshiwara (ddr-ajah-8-2)
av Tomiyo Hashimoto Yoshiwara (ddr-ajah-8-2)
Tomiyo Hashimoto Yoshiwara grew up in Alameda, California, where her father had a shoe repair shop and her mother did domestic work. During World War II, was sent to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Returned to Alameda after the war.
Mary Higake Hasegawa (ddr-ajah-8-3)
av Mary Higake Hasegawa (ddr-ajah-8-3)
Mary Higake Hasegawa was born on May 12, 1921, in Alameda, California. In 1939, she was sent to Japan to live with relatives, and spent World War II in Tokyo and Fukushima. After the war, returned to Alameda.
Karen Morika for Takeshi and Haruko Yamashita (ddr-ajah-8-4)
av Karen Morika for Takeshi and Haruko Yamashita (ddr-ajah-8-4)
In this video, Karen Morioka talks about her parents, Takeshi and Haruko Yamashita, who were both born in Alameda, California. Takeshi was an auto mechanic and Haruko did domestic work. During World War II, they were removed to the Gila concentration camp, Arizona. After the war, they resettled in Madison, Wisconsin and eventually returned to Alameda.
Evelyn Glenn for the Nakano Family (ddr-ajah-8-5)
av Evelyn Glenn for the Nakano Family (ddr-ajah-8-5)
In this video, Evelyn Nakano Glenn talks about her father's family history. Evelyn's grandparents immigrated to the United States and settled in Alameda, California, in the early 1900s. Akajiro Nakano was one of the founders of the Buddhist Temple of Alameda in 1917. During World War II, they were sent to the Gila River concentration camp, …
Keith Nomura for Kiyosuke Nomura (ddr-ajah-8-6)
av Keith Nomura for Kiyosuke Nomura (ddr-ajah-8-6)
In this video, Keith Nomura talks about his father, Kiyosuke Nomura. Kiyosuke grew up in the Bay Area and met his wife, who was born in Alameda, California. During World War II, they were removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Kiyosuke wasn't able to graduate from the University of …
Shigeki Sugiyama (ddr-ajah-8-7)
av Shigeki Sugiyama (ddr-ajah-8-7)
Shigeki Sugiyama grew up in Alameda, California. During World War II, he and his family were removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, then transferred to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Shigeki left Topaz for Ann Arbor Michigan, to attend school. In 1946, he was drafted and attended Officer Candidate School, then served overseas for twenty …
Jo Takata for Nellie Takeda (ddr-ajah-8-8)
av Jo Takata for Nellie Takeda (ddr-ajah-8-8)
In this video, Jo Takata talks about her mother, Nellie Takeda. Nellie was born in Alameda, California, and was married just before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After the war, returned to Alameda and lived for a number years …
Ikuko
av Ikuko "Cookie" Takeshita (ddr-ajah-8-9)
Ikuko "Cookie" Takeshita was born in Alameda, California, where father was on the board of directors of the Alameda Buddhist Temple. During World War II, removed with family to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. After the war, returned to Alameda.
Anna Towata (ddr-ajah-8-10)
av Anna Towata (ddr-ajah-8-10)
Anna Towata was born on November 10, 1916, in Sonoma, California. Her mother was of German descent and her father was born in Japan. During World War II, was sent to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After the war, returned to Alameda and eventually opened a flower shop.
Yo Shinoda for Grace Umezawa (ddr-ajah-8-11)
av Yo Shinoda for Grace Umezawa (ddr-ajah-8-11)
In this video, Yo Shinoda talks about her mother, Grace Kuniye Umezawa. Grace was born in Alameda, and was the first Japanese American girl to graduate from Alameda High School. During World War II, removed to the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Grace worked as a teacher at the navy language school in Boulder, Colorado. AFter the …
Yasuo Yamashita (ddr-ajah-8-12)
av Yasuo Yamashita (ddr-ajah-8-12)
Yasuo Yamashita was born on November 22, 1919, in Alameda, California. During World War II, was removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Drafted into the army and transferred to the Military intelligence Service. Served with ATIS (Allied Translator Interpreter Section) during the occupation of Japan after the war, before teturning to Alameda.

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