Hitoshi "Hank" Naito Interview Segment 20

Origins of name (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-1) - 00:03:11
Father's family background (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-2) - 00:07:11
Mother's family background (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-3) - 00:03:59
Description of siblings (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-4) - 00:02:42
Growing up speaking the "dialect" of Terminal Island (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-5) - 00:02:07
Growing up on Terminal Island: Obon festivals and Japanese language school (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-6) - 00:05:36
Visiting Little Tokyo in Los Angeles (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-7) - 00:03:42
Uncertainty following the arrest of father by FBI (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-8) - 00:05:24
Father leaves fishing boat under the control of an Italian friend (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-9) - 00:07:03
Leaving for camp from Little Tokyo (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-10) - 00:04:31
Memories of Santa Anita assembly center (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-11) - 00:04:42
On the way to concentration camp, encountering Japanese Americans in Salt Lake City (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-12) - 00:01:44
First impressions of Heart Mountain, Wyoming (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-13) - 00:02:55
Reuniting with father in camp (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-14) - 00:01:52
Uproar in camp over the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-15) - 00:04:40
Family discussion of father's decision to sign "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-16) - 00:06:31
Moving to Tule Lake (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-17) - 00:04:38
Living in Tule Lake under martial law (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-18) - 00:04:07
Participating in Hoshidan activities (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-19) - 00:06:35
Turning eighteen and answering "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-20) - 00:03:57
Making the decision to renounce U.S. citizenship (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-21) - 00:04:10
Being sent to Bismarck (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-22) - 00:02:21
Description of internees at Bismarck (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-23) - 00:04:15
Thoughts on renouncing citizenship (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-24) - 00:03:10
Recalling Japanese Americans discussing wartime circumstances (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-25) - 00:03:29
Interacting with German prisoners of war (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-26) - 00:03:33
Leaving camp for Japan (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-27) - 00:05:23
Arriving in Japan (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-28) - 00:02:53
Feeling free of the American government (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-29) - 00:04:17
Moving in with relatives in Japan (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-30) - 00:04:31
Deciding to work for the U.S. government in Japan (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-31) - 00:09:36
Deciding to regain U.S. citizenship (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-32) - 00:07:30
Volunteering for the U.S. Air Force (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-33) - 00:07:04
Acceptance of wartime resistance in Hawaii (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-34) - 00:07:02
Reflections (audio-only) (ddr-densho-1000-286-35) - 00:06:54
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ddr-densho-1000-286-20 (Legacy UID: denshovh-nhitoshi-01-0020)

Turning eighteen and answering "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (audio-only)

00:03:57 — Segment 20 of 35

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June 11, 2010

Densho Visual History Collection


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Hitoshi "Hank" Naito

Hitoshi "Hank" Naito Interview

02:43:15 — 35 segments

June 11, 2010

Honolulu, Hawaii

Nisei male. Born April 20, 1926, in San Diego, California. Grew up in Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Family was transferred to Tule Lake in response to father's answers on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire." Turned eighteen in Tule Lake, and also signed "no-no" on the questionnaire and renounced U.S. citizenship. Sent to Fort Lincoln (Bismarck) internment camp, North Dakota before going to Japan and reuniting with family. Lived in Japan for a number of years, taking a job with the U.S. army, and volunteering for the U.S. Air Force. Eventually regained citizenship and returned to the U.S.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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