Kaz T. Tanemura Interview Segment 9

Family background: born in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-268-1) - 00:05:29
Father's immigration to the U.S.: early work in a lumber camp (ddr-densho-1000-268-2) - 00:05:25
Mother's immigration story: arranged marriage (ddr-densho-1000-268-3) - 00:06:42
Parents' prewar hotel business (ddr-densho-1000-268-4) - 00:05:19
Attending Bailey Gatzert elementary school (ddr-densho-1000-268-5) - 00:05:19
Exploring the Hooverville encampment in the neighborhood (ddr-densho-1000-268-6) - 00:04:07
Growing up in Seattle outside of the main Japantown area (ddr-densho-1000-268-7) - 00:02:43
As a child, playing in "underground Seattle" (ddr-densho-1000-268-8) - 00:05:37
A frightening encounter following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-268-9) - 00:05:02
Father's preparations for mass removal: storing belongings (ddr-densho-1000-268-10) - 00:09:32
First impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-268-11) - 00:04:53
Hanging around with a group of friends from Seattle in camp (ddr-densho-1000-268-12) - 00:05:11
Remembering a drowning incident in camp (ddr-densho-1000-268-13) - 00:06:14
Obtaining family car in camp (ddr-densho-1000-268-14) - 00:04:20
Returning to Seattle and reclaiming family's hotel business (ddr-densho-1000-268-15) - 00:03:56
Attending high school, encouraged to go on to college (ddr-densho-1000-268-16) - 00:03:08
Working on a railroad crew while in college (ddr-densho-1000-268-17) - 00:02:30
Being drafted into the military (ddr-densho-1000-268-18) - 00:03:38
After going through basic training, assigned to civilian status doing engineering work for the military (ddr-densho-1000-268-19) - 00:08:47
Encountering a surviving Texan of the "Lost Battalion" (ddr-densho-1000-268-20) - 00:01:29
Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen (ddr-densho-1000-268-21) - 00:04:03
Establishing a career at Boeing (ddr-densho-1000-268-22) - 00:03:52
Meeting future wife (ddr-densho-1000-268-23) - 00:02:41
Reflections: looking back on career in the aviation industry (ddr-densho-1000-268-24) - 00:04:30
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A frightening encounter following the bombing of Pearl Harbor

00:05:02 — Segment 9 of 24

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November 17, 2009

Densho Visual History Collection


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Kaz T. Tanemura

Kaz T. Tanemura Interview

01:54:27 — 24 segments

November 17, 2009

Seattle, Washington

Male, Issei-han. Born April 27, 1928, in Japan. As an infant, came to the U.S. where parents had previously immigrated. Family ran a hotel in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Seattle, finished high school, and attended the University of Washington. Drafted into the military, and assigned to serve overseas as a high-ranked engineer. After military discharge, returned to Seattle and worked in management at The Boeing Company.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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