Oregon Nikkei Endowment Visual History Collection ddr-one-7

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Sam Naito Interview (ddr-one-7-1)
vh Sam Naito Interview (ddr-one-7-1)
Nisei male. Born December 10, 1921, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where father ran a store. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family took advantage of the "voluntary evacuation" period and moved to Salt Lake City. Mr. Naito attended the Utah and served in Military Intelligence during the war. Returned to Portland and established ...
Kena Gimba Interview (ddr-one-7-2)
vh Kena Gimba Interview (ddr-one-7-2)
Nisei female. Born May 22, 1914, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Married before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and had two children. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Milwaukie where husband started a laundry business. Ms. Gimba passed away in 2005.

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George Hara Interview (ddr-one-7-3)
vh George Hara Interview (ddr-one-7-3)
Nisei male. Born in Portland, Oregon, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp early to attend college in Ohio. Was drafted into the Military Intelligence Service and served in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Returned to Portland and ...
Shizuko
vh Shizuko "Suzie" Sakai Interview (ddr-one-7-4)
Nisei female. Grew up in Central Washington state. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Left camp to attend college in Kansas and North Carolina. Eventually returned to the West Coast.

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Rin Miura Interview (ddr-one-7-5)
vh Rin Miura Interview (ddr-one-7-5)
Issei female. Born October 4, 1901, in Fukuda, Japan. Grew up in Japan and immigrated to the U.S. after marrying. Settled in Portland, and during World War II was removed to the Portland assembly center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Portland.

(This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript ...

Lury Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-6)
vh Lury Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-6)
Nisei female. Born January 25, 1915, in Montavilla, Oregon. Grew up in Portland and attended college before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp with husband and lived in New York and Washington, D.C. Eventually returned to Portland.

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Jim Onchi Interview (ddr-one-7-7)
vh Jim Onchi Interview (ddr-one-7-7)
Nisei male. Born March 26, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham area. During World War II, drafted into the army. After the war, returned to Portland and became a carpenter and shipwright.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, ...

Kay Sweeney Interview (ddr-one-7-8)
vh Kay Sweeney Interview (ddr-one-7-8)
Japanese female. Born in Kagoshima, Japan. During World War II, served as a nurse with the Japanese army in Jakarta and Japan. After the war, moved to the United States and lived in San Francisco before eventually settling in Portland, Oregon.

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Ted Hachiya Interview (ddr-one-7-9)
vh Ted Hachiya Interview (ddr-one-7-9)
Nisei male. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, received a permit to remain in Portland during mass removal to translate for father in the hospital. Rejoined family and went to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from ...

Chiyo Endo Interview (ddr-one-7-10)
vh Chiyo Endo Interview (ddr-one-7-10)
Issei female. Born in Japan, where family owned and operated a silkworm business. At age fifteen, immigrated to the United States to join father who was already there. Lived in Milwaukie, Oregon, before the war, and married and had six children. Husband passed away before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland assembly ...
Chester Earls Interview (ddr-one-7-11)
vh Chester Earls Interview (ddr-one-7-11)
Caucasian male. Born in Spokane, Washington. Served as pastor of the First Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon, with a mainly Japanese American congregation, for thirteen years in the 1960s and '70s.

(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 ...

Kaz Kinoshita Interview (ddr-one-7-12)
vh Kaz Kinoshita Interview (ddr-one-7-12)
Nisei male. Born in 1914 in Gresham, Oregon. Grew up in Gresham where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, ...

Frances Ota Interview (ddr-one-7-13)
vh Frances Ota Interview (ddr-one-7-13)
Nisei female. Born January 22, 1923, in Wilsonville, Oregon. Taken to Japan to live with family for a few years before the outbreak of World War II. Returned alone to Oregon to join sister at age sixteen with the help of a white benefactor. Removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, but then left immediately to ...
Mabel Shoji Boggs Interview (ddr-one-7-14)
vh Mabel Shoji Boggs Interview (ddr-one-7-14)
Nisei female. Born August 3, 1920, in Portland, Oregon. Lost father at an early age, and mother and siblings set up a family farm and greenhouse business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon.

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Hiro Takeuchi Interview (ddr-one-7-15)
vh Hiro Takeuchi Interview (ddr-one-7-15)
Nisei male. Born April 9, 1915, in Troutdale, Oregon. Grew up in several areas in Oregon where parents ran a farm. Started a grocery business before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon and reestablished grocery business.

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Ed Fujii Interview (ddr-one-7-16)
vh Ed Fujii Interview (ddr-one-7-16)
Nisei male. Born 1923 in Gresham, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham/Troutdale area where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, attended college briefly in Utah before returning home to Gresham.

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Atami Ueno Interview (ddr-one-7-17)
vh Atami Ueno Interview (ddr-one-7-17)
Nisei female. Born in 1927 in Ola'a, Hawaii. Grew up in Ola'a until family moved to Hawaii just before World War II. Attended high school and college during in Japan and then had to work a factory to support the war effort. Witnessed the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Worked for the military government in Japan, then ...
Henry Ueno Interview (ddr-one-7-18)
vh Henry Ueno Interview (ddr-one-7-18)
Kibei male. Born December 29, 1928, in Pendleton, Oregon. Father passed away at an early age, and Henry was taken by mother with several siblings to Katsuura, Japan. Attended school in Japan and worked in factories to support the war effort during World War II. Left Japan after the war, and was drafted by the U.S. ...
Yoneko Dozono Interview (ddr-one-7-19)
vh Yoneko Dozono Interview (ddr-one-7-19)
Nisei female. Born February 4, 1915, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland before being sent to be educated in Japan at age sixteen. Married and had children in Japan, working for the military government after World War II. Returned to Portland in the 1950s with family.

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Mae Hada Interview (ddr-one-7-20)
vh Mae Hada Interview (ddr-one-7-20)
Nisei female. Born July 5, 1922, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where father owned a clothing store. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Ames, Iowa, and Detroit, Michigan, before returning to Oregon and raising a ...
Yoneko Hara Interview (ddr-one-7-22)
vh Yoneko Hara Interview (ddr-one-7-22)
Nisei female. Born September 12, 1922, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where family ran a greenhouse business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, eventually returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department ...

Jim Tsujimura Interview (ddr-one-7-23)
vh Jim Tsujimura Interview (ddr-one-7-23)
Nisei male. Born February 10, 1931, in Westport, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. During World War II, removed to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon for high school and college and went to medical school, eventually becoming a successful opthalmologist. Served in leadership positions with the Japanese American Citizens League ...
George Katagiri Interview (ddr-one-7-24)
vh George Katagiri Interview (ddr-one-7-24)
Nisei male. Born 1926 in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a small grocery store. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, was drafted into the Military Intelligence Service and served in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Eventually returned ...
Michiko Kornhauser Interview (ddr-one-7-25)
vh Michiko Kornhauser Interview (ddr-one-7-25)
Shin-Issei female. Born July 21, 1936, in Sasebo, Japan. Was a child in Okayama during World War II. After the war, immigrated to the United States and lived and worked in various places including Honoulu, Hawaii, and Portland, Oregon.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National ...

Homer Yasui Interview I (ddr-one-7-26)
vh Homer Yasui Interview I (ddr-one-7-26)
Nisei male. Born December 28, 1924, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where father and uncles ran a store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, attended college in Denver and Philadelphia. Eventually became a physician and returned to ...

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