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Virgil W. Westdale Interview (ddr-densho-1000-280)
vh Virgil W. Westdale Interview (ddr-densho-1000-280)
Male of Japanese and European ancestry. Born July 8, 1918, in Millersburg, Indiana. Grew up on family farms in Indiana and Michigan. Became a licensed pilot, and, during World War II, volunteered for the War Training Service as a flight instructor. Reassigned to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team as part of the Fire Direction Center. Split …
Jim Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-281)
vh Jim Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-281)
Nisei male. Born July 27, 1935, in Los Angeles, Califonia. Grew up in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo neighborhood prior to World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles and attended school. Became involved in gang activity in L.A. in …
Kay Uno Kaneko Interview (ddr-densho-1000-282)
vh Kay Uno Kaneko Interview (ddr-densho-1000-282)
Nisei female. Born October 7, 1932, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, age nine when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, so family could …
Susumu Oshima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-283)
vh Susumu Oshima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-283)
Nisei male. Born August 15, 1926, in Kainaliu-Kona, Hawaii. Grew up in Kona, where parents established a successful dry goods store, barber shop, and taxi service. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was immediately arrested by the FBI and held in the Kilauea Military Camp on the Big Island of Hawaii. During the war, father …
Haruye Murakami Hagiwara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-284)
vh Haruye Murakami Hagiwara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-284)
Nisei female. Born March 25, 1928, in Hilo, Hawaii. Grew up in Hilo, where father worked for a Japanese-language newspaper. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested and detained at the Kilauea Military Camp and Sand Island internment camp. After the war, attended the University of Hawaii, then returned to Hilo in 1950.

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Kazue Murakami Tanimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-285)
vh Kazue Murakami Tanimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-285)
Nisei female. Born January 28, 1919, in Hilo, Hawaii. Grew up in Hilo before moving to Japan in 1934. Attended school in Japan, returning to Hilo before the outbreak of World War II. During the war, father was arrested and removed to the Kilauea Military Camp and Sand Island internment camps, Hawaii. During father's absence, took …
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vh Hitoshi "Hank" Naito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-286)
Nisei male. Born April 20, 1926, in San Diego, California. Grew up in Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Family was transferred to Tule Lake in response to father's answers on the so-called …
Masamizu Kitajima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-287)
vh Masamizu Kitajima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-287)
Nisei male. Born August 1, 1933, in Ookala, Hawaii. At a young age, sent to Japan to live with grandfather and begin ministry training, but returned to the U.S. just before the onset of World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father, a prominent Buddhist minister, was picked up and arrested by the FBI. …
Mark M. Nakagawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-288)
vh Mark M. Nakagawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-288)
Sansei male. Born February 16, 1955, in Los Angeles, California. Graduated from UCLA and the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. Served as pastor in Sacramento and West Los Angeles before being appointed Senior Minister at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Los Angeles in 2000.
Bruce T. Kaji Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-289)
vh Bruce T. Kaji Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-289)
Nisei male. Born May 9, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles and was in high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, then was inducted into the army. Joined …
Takashi Hoshizaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-290)
vh Takashi Hoshizaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-290)
Nisei male. Born October 3, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents owned and operated a produce store. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, decided to resist the draft, and attended meetings of …
Gerald Fukui Interview (ddr-densho-1000-291)
vh Gerald Fukui Interview (ddr-densho-1000-291)
Yonsei male. Born February 14, 1953, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. After graduating from college, took over the family's prestigious mortuary business. Active in several community organizations in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo including Nisei Week and the Japanese American National Museum.
Fred Tadashi Shingu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-292)
vh Fred Tadashi Shingu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-292)
Nisei male. Born April 14, 1923, in Yuba City, California. Grew up in Elk Grove, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved with family to Florin, California, and was removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. While in Tule Lake, refused to sign the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," and …
Aiko Tengan Tokunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-293)
vh Aiko Tengan Tokunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-293)
Nisei female. Born September 8, 1943, in Naha, Okinawa, to a Nisei mother born in Hawaii and father from mainland Japan. Father was killed during World War II while serving in Okinawa in Japan's medical corps. Aiko barely survived infancy due to the devastation in Okinawa during the war. Moved to Los Angeles at the age …
Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-294)
vh Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-294)
Nisei male. Born October 12, 1928, in Florin, California, a small community outside of Sacramento, California. Lost father at an early age, and was raised primarily by older brother. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, snuck out of camp to spend time in the surrounding hillside. …
Art Hansen Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-295)
vh Art Hansen Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-295)
White male. Born October 10, 1938, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Education History: BA, MA, Ph.D. at University of California, Santa Barbara. Work History: Professor of History and Asian American Studies, California State University, Fullerton (1966-Present); Visiting Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1979-1980; Editor, Oral History Review, 1980-1987; President, Southwest Oral History Association (1991-1992); …
Orest Kruhlak Interview (ddr-densho-1000-296)
vh Orest Kruhlak Interview (ddr-densho-1000-296)
Male of Ukrainian descent. Born October 15, 1940, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and then earned a PhD at the University of Alberta. Worked to establish a research program in the Office of the Commissioner to examine issues of official languages in Canada. In 1986, appointed as Assistant Under-Secretary of …
Thomas Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-297)
vh Thomas Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-297)
Nisei male. Born August 4, 1929, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where parents ran a nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, lived briefly in Illinois before returning to California.

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Bacon Sakatani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-298)
vh Bacon Sakatani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-298)
Nisei male. Born August 23, 1929, in El Monte, California. Grew up in El Monte, before being removed with family during World War II to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned to California after leaving camp, and opened a produce market and did gardening work. Active with various Japanese …
Archie Miyatake Interview (ddr-densho-1000-299)
vh Archie Miyatake Interview (ddr-densho-1000-299)
Nisei male. Born November 6, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father, renowned photographer Toyo Miyatake, established a photo studio. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. In camp, father became the camp's photographer. After the war, Archie Miyatake returned to Los Angeles and eventually took …
Bruce T. Kaji Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-300)
vh Bruce T. Kaji Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-300)
Nisei male. Born May 9, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles and was in high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, then was inducted into the army. Joined …
Mark M. Nakagawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-301)
vh Mark M. Nakagawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-301)
Sansei male. Born February 16, 1955, in Los Angeles, California. Graduated from UCLA and the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. Served as pastor in Sacramento and West Los Angeles before being appointed Senior Minister at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Los Angeles in 2000.
Min Tonai Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-302)
vh Min Tonai Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-302)
Nisei male. Born February 6, 1929, in San Pedro, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, California, where father ran several successful stores. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp returned to California to attend school. Served in Korea and …
Hikaru Morohoshi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-303)
vh Hikaru Morohoshi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-303)
Kibei Nisei male. Born October 4, 1915, in Stockton, California. As a young child, sent to Japan to live with grandparents and attend school. Returned to California at age eighteen, and drafted into the U.S. military. Discharged from the army after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, Washington, and the Topaz concentration …
Yoshiko Asakura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-304)
vh Yoshiko Asakura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-304)
Japanese female. Born November 29, 1930, in Shizuoka, Japan. Attended school during World War II. After the war, entered the nursing profession and became involved in a number of social and political causes. In the 1960s, married a Kibei Nisei and moved to the United States.

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