Frank Shinichiro Tanabe Interview Segment 10

Family background; adopting an English name (ddr-densho-1000-218-1) - 00:08:28
Stepfather's early work in the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-218-2) - 00:04:17
Attending elementary school (ddr-densho-1000-218-3) - 00:03:10
Memories of Ms. Mahon, elementary school principal (ddr-densho-1000-218-4) - 00:04:13
Going to 'Tip School,' Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-218-5) - 00:03:23
Recreational activities with neighborhood children (ddr-densho-1000-218-6) - 00:06:58
Participating in sports (ddr-densho-1000-218-7) - 00:08:46
Attending an annual summer camp organized by the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-218-8) - 00:09:37
Becoming interested in journalism in high school (ddr-densho-1000-218-9) - 00:03:09
Working in a salmon cannery in Alaska (ddr-densho-1000-218-10) - 00:06:51
Description of cannery work (ddr-densho-1000-218-11) - 00:02:25
Working for a community newspaper, the Japanese American Courier (ddr-densho-1000-218-12) - 00:05:38
Living at the Japanese Students Club while attending the University of Washington (ddr-densho-1000-218-13) - 00:05:00
A trip to Los Angeles, finding out more about biological father (ddr-densho-1000-218-14) - 00:09:01
Meeting the second wife of biological father (ddr-densho-1000-218-15) - 00:04:57
In college when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-218-16) - 00:04:23
Removal to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-218-17) - 00:02:20
Moving to Tule Lake early to help build the camp (ddr-densho-1000-218-18) - 00:05:33
Starting the camp's newspaper, the Tulean Dispatch (ddr-densho-1000-218-19) - 00:06:24
Comparing Tule Lake to Minidoka (ddr-densho-1000-218-20) - 00:02:42
Finding a job in Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-218-21) - 00:03:53
Being drafted, recruited for the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1000-218-22) - 00:08:07
Serving overseas with the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1000-218-23) - 00:08:26
Serving in Tokyo as an interpreter with the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1000-218-24) - 00:08:08
Working for ATIS, the Allied Translator and Interpreter Service (ddr-densho-1000-218-25) - 00:04:08
Covering a notorious trial in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-218-26) - 00:05:00
Receiving an honorary degree from the University of Washington (ddr-densho-1000-218-27) - 00:04:14
Reflections: description of children (ddr-densho-1000-218-28) - 00:04:08
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Working in a salmon cannery in Alaska

00:06:51 — Segment 10 of 28

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May 19, 2008

Densho Visual History Collection


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Frank Shinichiro Tanabe

Frank Shinichiro Tanabe Interview

02:33:19 — 28 segments

May 19, 2008

Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born on August 10, 1919, in Osaka, Japan. Attended college at the University of Washington before being removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Established Tule Lake's newspaper, the Tulean Dispatch. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago. Drafted into the Military Intelligence Service, and served and worked in Tokyo as an interpreter.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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