Louise Kashino Segment 1

Family background: working odd jobs around Washington state (ddr-densho-1000-31-1) - 00:03:30
Early memories of growing up in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-31-2) - 00:02:59
Attending elementary school (ddr-densho-1000-31-3) - 00:01:31
Helping out with the family store (ddr-densho-1000-31-4) - 00:01:41
Memories of attending Seattle's Japanese Language School (ddr-densho-1000-31-5) - 00:02:48
Memories of Broadway High School: meeting many new Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-31-6) - 00:02:55
Community activities as a child (ddr-densho-1000-31-7) - 00:01:42
Memories of close friendships (ddr-densho-1000-31-8) - 00:01:33
Awareness of impending war, afraid of an attack by the Japanese (ddr-densho-1000-31-9) - 00:02:35
Pearl Harbor: "We were Americans, like everyone else..." (ddr-densho-1000-31-10) - 00:01:49
Preparing for mass removal: losing the family business (ddr-densho-1000-31-11) - 00:04:59
Leaving Seattle: packing extra food just in case; first impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-31-12) - 00:03:42
Health concerns, bad Vienna sausages in Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-31-13) - 00:02:10
Life in Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-31-14) - 00:03:36
Minidoka concentration camp: adapting to conditions (ddr-densho-1000-31-15) - 00:03:58
Working as a "tray girl" in Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-31-16) - 00:03:13
Social activities for teenagers in camp (ddr-densho-1000-31-17) - 00:03:15
Mother's influence on decision to leave camp to attend college in Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-31-18) - 00:04:22
Resettling during the war: life in Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-31-19) - 00:03:58
Correspondence with overseas boyfriend in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (ddr-densho-1000-31-20) - 00:01:41
Receiving V-mail letters from boyfriend in the army (ddr-densho-1000-31-21) - 00:02:18
Finding out about boyfriend's military court martial and injury (ddr-densho-1000-31-22) - 00:02:46
Background on husband's court-martial conviction (ddr-densho-1000-31-23) - 00:06:22
Getting married and returning to Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-31-24) - 00:03:00
Beginnings of the Nisei Veterans Committee and the Women's Auxiliary (ddr-densho-1000-31-25) - 00:04:49
Encountering housing discrimination (ddr-densho-1000-31-26) - 00:04:23
Sharing wartime experiences with children (ddr-densho-1000-31-27) - 00:03:22
Memories of the redress movement and attending the Seattle hearings (ddr-densho-1000-31-28) - 00:04:23
Husband's initial reluctance to re-open wartime court-martial case (ddr-densho-1000-31-29) - 00:08:53
Working to clear husband's record (ddr-densho-1000-31-30) - 00:04:17
Successfully clearing husband's name and record after his death (ddr-densho-1000-31-31) - 00:10:06
Contextual background on husband's court-martial conviction (ddr-densho-1000-31-32) - 00:09:52
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Family background: working odd jobs around Washington state

For the first hour of this interview, an additional camera crew from KCTS Television was also present.

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March 15, 1998

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Louise Kashino

Louise Kashino Interview

02:02:28 — 32 segments

March 15, 1998

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born April 25, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during the war in Chicago, Illinois, and returned to Seattle after the war. Member of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee Women's Auxiliary. In her interview, talks about her efforts to successfully get her husband's wartime court-martial conviction vacated after his death.

(For the first hour of this interview, an additional camera crew from KCTS Television was also present.)

Alice Ito, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer


Courtesy of Densho