Kiyoko Morey Kaneko Interview Segment 20

Father's family background: immigration to the U.S. through Canada (ddr-densho-1000-225-1) - 00:08:21
Mother's background in Japan: independent and strong (ddr-densho-1000-225-2) - 00:07:15
Establishment of father's import-export business in Los Angeles (ddr-densho-1000-225-3) - 00:11:23
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-225-4) - 00:02:23
Growing up outside of the Japanese American community in Los Angeles (ddr-densho-1000-225-5) - 00:04:04
Sparse Japanese language education as a child (ddr-densho-1000-225-6) - 00:03:48
Attending high school (ddr-densho-1000-225-7) - 00:03:50
Enrolling at UCLA (ddr-densho-1000-225-8) - 00:07:30
Graduation from UCLA (ddr-densho-1000-225-9) - 00:02:43
Difficulties finding a job, working in father's store (ddr-densho-1000-225-10) - 00:04:14
Traveling to Japan as part of a church program (ddr-densho-1000-225-11) - 00:03:20
Stopover in Hawaii, attending sister's wedding (ddr-densho-1000-225-12) - 00:11:40
Memories of tour of Japan (ddr-densho-1000-225-13) - 00:07:16
Deciding to stay in Japan, teaching at a sewing school (ddr-densho-1000-225-14) - 00:07:48
Being followed by a Japanese military officer on a trip to Manchuria (ddr-densho-1000-225-15) - 00:05:07
Returning to the U.S.: waiting in Hawaii for passport (ddr-densho-1000-225-16) - 00:06:55
A difficult return to the U.S. by ship (ddr-densho-1000-225-17) - 00:03:26
Expansion of father's business (ddr-densho-1000-225-18) - 00:05:10
Meeting future husband, getting married (ddr-densho-1000-225-19) - 00:04:50
Living in Hawaii during the bombing of Pearl Harbor: seeing the planes fly overhead (ddr-densho-1000-225-20) - 00:11:13
Impact of the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I was kind of numb" (ddr-densho-1000-225-21) - 00:05:30
Raising children in Hawaii during World War II (ddr-densho-1000-225-22) - 00:04:23
Losing husband at an early age, taking care of children (ddr-densho-1000-225-23) - 00:05:23
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-225-24) - 00:02:47
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Living in Hawaii during the bombing of Pearl Harbor: seeing the planes fly overhead

00:11:13 — Segment 20 of 24

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July 29, 2008

Densho Visual History Collection


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Kiyoko Morey Kaneko

Kiyoko Morey Kaneko Interview

02:20:19 — 24 segments

July 29, 2008

Watsonville, California

Nisei female. Born September 3, 1911, in Pasadena, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father operated a successful import/export business with retail stores. Graduated from UCLA, then lived and worked in Japan for a few years. Was married and living in Hawaii in 1941. Witnessed Japanese bomber planes overhead from home in Pearl City on December 7, 1941. After the war, resided in Santa Cruz, California.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


Courtesy of Densho