Eric K. Yamamoto Interview Segment 3

Description of mother: growing up in Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-235-1) - 00:09:37
Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-235-2) - 00:03:30
Grandfather's activities during Prohibition (ddr-densho-1000-235-3) - 00:04:53
Father's career as professor at the University of Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-235-4) - 00:08:00
Description of relationship with father (ddr-densho-1000-235-5) - 00:10:03
Close relationship with mother (ddr-densho-1000-235-6) - 00:03:41
Deciding to go to law school and moving to the mainland (ddr-densho-1000-235-7) - 00:06:21
Working with the Asian Law Caucus (ddr-densho-1000-235-8) - 00:05:57
First hearing about the Korematsu case in law school (ddr-densho-1000-235-9) - 00:02:25
Returning to Hawaii to work (ddr-densho-1000-235-10) - 00:07:16
Resigning from job to work on the coram nobis case (ddr-densho-1000-235-11) - 00:08:58
Moving to the Bay Area (ddr-densho-1000-235-12) - 00:04:46
Meeting Fred Korematsu (ddr-densho-1000-235-13) - 00:01:20
Description of the Korematsu legal team (ddr-densho-1000-235-14) - 00:06:11
Memories of hearing the Korematsu ruling (ddr-densho-1000-235-15) - 00:06:47
Aftermath of the hearing: emotional reactions (ddr-densho-1000-235-16) - 00:06:13
Impact of the case on personal life (ddr-densho-1000-235-17) - 00:09:30
Discussion of the original Korematsu v. United States case (ddr-densho-1000-235-18) - 00:06:03
Effects of the Korematsu case on 9/11 issues (ddr-densho-1000-235-19) - 00:07:48
Remember a speech given by Fred Korematsu at the University of Hawaii Law School (ddr-densho-1000-235-20) - 00:07:49
Reflections on the Korematsu case (ddr-densho-1000-235-21) - 00:05:34
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Grandfather's activities during Prohibition

00:04:53 — Segment 3 of 21

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April 17, 2009

Densho Visual History Collection


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Eric K. Yamamoto

Eric K. Yamamoto Interview

02:12:42 — 21 segments

April 17, 2009

Seattle, Washington

Sansei male. Born 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Attended law school at UC Berkeley, California and became involved with the Asian Law Caucus. After graduating, returned to Hawaii. In the 1980s, left job in Hawaii and moved to the Bay Area to become a member of the pro bono legal team for Korematsu v. United States, a lawsuit to overturn a 40 year old conviction for refusal to obey exclusion orders aimed at Japanese Americans during WWII, originally upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in landmark decisions.

Lorraine Bannai, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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