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Mo Nishida Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-382)
vh Mo Nishida Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-382)
Nisei male. Born August 11, 1936, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. During World War II, was removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, returned to California and became involved in numerous civil rights organizations and movements postwar. Founded the …
Christie O. Ichikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-383)
vh Christie O. Ichikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-383)
Sansei female. Born April 4, 1928, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento before moving to Boyle Heights, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, attended school in Chicago before returning to Los Angeles. Established a career in nursing and teaching. …
Yosh Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-385)
vh Yosh Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-385)
Nisei male. Born June 30, 1925, in Rosemead, California. Grew up in the Rosemead area. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp and lived in Des Moines, Iowa, for a time before being drafted into the military. Served in Europe with the 442nd …
Hy Shishino Interview (ddr-densho-1000-386)
vh Hy Shishino Interview (ddr-densho-1000-386)
Nisei male. Born June 25, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area where parents owned a flower shop. During World War II removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp and worked in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for several years before returning to Los …
Mary Schroeder Interview (ddr-densho-1000-387)
vh Mary Schroeder Interview (ddr-densho-1000-387)
White female. Born December 4, 1940, in Boulder, Colorado. Senior Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In Gordon Hirabayashi's 1983 coram nobis case, Judge Schroeder authored the opinion which vacated both Hirabayashi's curfew and exclusion convictions on proof of the allegations of governmental misconduct.
Elsa Kudo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-388)
vh Elsa Kudo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-388)
Sansei female. Born September 29, 1936, in Canete, Peru. Grew up in Peru where parents ran a successful store. During World War II, father was arrested by the FBI and removed from the family. Elsa and her mother and siblings were deported from Peru and taken by ship to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, and …
Harriet Sato Masunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-389)
vh Harriet Sato Masunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-389)
Nisei female. Born November 25, 1930, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in the Aala neighborhood of Honolulu before the war, where parents operated a hat cleaning business. Directly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and interned in several camps.

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Ben Y. Tonooka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-390)
vh Ben Y. Tonooka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-390)
Nisei male. Born July 17, 1924, in Fowler, California. At an early age, moved with family to Fresno, California. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Transferred to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, after Jerome closed. After leaving camp, lived in Cleveland, Ohio, for …
Nancy Shimotsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-391)
vh Nancy Shimotsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-391)
Nisei female. Born July 23, 1922, in Dominguez Hills, California. Grew up in Dominguez Hills, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived for several years in Chicago, Illinois, before returned to California. Became a dietition after …
Setsuko Izumi Asano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-392)
vh Setsuko Izumi Asano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-392)
Nisei female. Born March 3, 1932, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, moved with family to New Orleans, Louisiana. Remained in New Orleans for thirteen years, finishing school and establishing a career …
Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-393)
vh Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-393)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California where parents ran a successful grocery store business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, became involved in Boy Scouts activities. Left camp and returned to …
Minoru Tajii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-394)
vh Minoru Tajii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-394)
Nisei male. Born February 23, 1924, in Brawley, California. Grew up in El Centro, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Family signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, then to Japan. Lived and worked in …
Genro Kashiwa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-395)
vh Genro Kashiwa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-395)
Nisei male. Born April 27, 1923, in Waialua, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where father was a Buddhist priest. During World War II, served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in France and Italy. After the war, went to law school and eventually returned to Hawaii.

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Maurice H. Yamasato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-396)
vh Maurice H. Yamasato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-396)
Nisei male. Born June 2, 1942, in Lima, Peru. Parents had originally immigrated to Peru from Okinawa, Japan. During World War II, removed with family to Crystal City internment camp, Texas. After leaving Crystal City, moved to Kauai, Hawaii. Established a successful career as an architect.

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Larry R. Pacheco Interview (ddr-densho-1000-397)
vh Larry R. Pacheco Interview (ddr-densho-1000-397)
White male. Born November 4, 1922, in San Jose, California. Drafted into the military after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. During World War II, served as a military police guard at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Shipped overseas, and was captured in France as a prisoner of war and held in Germany. After completing military service, …
Dorothy Michiko Ishimatsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-398)
vh Dorothy Michiko Ishimatsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-398)
Nisei female. Born June 17, 1927, in Mayfield, California. Grew up in the Mountain View area, where family ran a berry farm. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, family decided to move to Utah to avoid mass removal. Attended high school in Utah before returning to California to enroll in San Jose State University. Remained in San …
Peggy S. Furukawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-399)
vh Peggy S. Furukawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-399)
Nisei female. Born March 30, 1928, in San Jose, California. Prior to World War II, sent by father to live in Japan with relatives. Remained in Japan during the war, attending school and working in an airplane parts factory to support the Japanese war effort. Eventually returned to the United States and San Jose.

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Molly Enta Kitajima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-400)
vh Molly Enta Kitajima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-400)
Nisei female. Born October 10, 1925, in Strawberry Hill, British Columbia, near Vancouver. Grew up in Strawberry Hill where parents ran a farm. During World War II, family was removed inland to a farm near Winnipeg. Molly eventually married and moved to California.
John Y. Hayakawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-401)
vh John Y. Hayakawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-401)
Nisei male. Born April 2, 1918, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Jose, California, where father ran a farm. Was an active member of the Japanese American Citizens League and helped to run the San Jose office after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly …
Sam Araki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-402)
vh Sam Araki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-402)
Nisei male. Born July 12, 1931, in Saratoga, California. Grew up in Saratoga, where father worked as a gardener on a large estate. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father moved the family inland to Reedley in an attempt to avoid mass removal. Eventually removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to California …
Dave T. Maruya Interview (ddr-densho-1000-403)
vh Dave T. Maruya Interview (ddr-densho-1000-403)
Nisei male. Born May 25, 1920, in Brawley, California. Grew up in Brawley where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, drafted into the army, and served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan and Korea. After discharge, returned to California.

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Ted Tsukiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-404)
vh Ted Tsukiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-404)
Nisei male. Born December 13, 1920, in Honolulu, Hawaii. During World War II, was a member of the Varsity Victory Volunteers, then served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service. Following military service, graduated from Yale Law School and became an attorney in Hawaii. Active in community and veterans organizations.

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Kiwamu
vh Kiwamu "Kiyo" Tsuchida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-405)
Nisei male. Born February 2, 1923, in Auburn, Washington. Grew up in Auburn, where father worked for the Great Northern Railroad and the family also ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, Oregon. Family then transferred to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Kiwamu left camp …
Jane Komeiji Interview (ddr-densho-1000-406)
vh Jane Komeiji Interview (ddr-densho-1000-406)
Nisei female. Born July 7, 1925, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in the community of Aala, a vibrant neighborhood of Japanese American businesses, where family ran a dry goods store. Established a career in education, and became involved in various community organizations.

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Shizue Irei Interview (ddr-densho-1000-407)
vh Shizue Irei Interview (ddr-densho-1000-407)
Issei female. Born November 28, 1932, in Okinawa, Japan. Grew up in Japan where parents ran a farm. During World War II, when the Allied forces landed in Okinawa, fled home village with a large group and hid in the jungle. After the war, returned home, married, and eventually moved to Hawaii.

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