Jimi Yamaichi Interview II Segment 6

The importance of volunteering (ddr-densho-1000-312-1) - 00:07:05
Disparity in personal wealth in camp (ddr-densho-1000-312-2) - 00:05:22
The value of helping others (ddr-densho-1000-312-3) - 00:09:58
Building the stockade and jail in camp (ddr-densho-1000-312-4) - 00:10:41
Observing friction in the camp administration (ddr-densho-1000-312-5) - 00:05:19
Work in camp: managing the water system (ddr-densho-1000-312-6) - 00:04:26
Working on construction and engineering crews in camp (ddr-densho-1000-312-7) - 00:04:07
Transferring to Tule Lake with family (ddr-densho-1000-312-8) - 00:05:48
Making the decision to resist the draft (ddr-densho-1000-312-9) - 00:04:08
Being exonerated during draft resistance trial (ddr-densho-1000-312-10) - 00:07:49
Thoughts on the draft resisters (ddr-densho-1000-312-11) - 00:08:49
Helping to close down the Tule Lake camp (ddr-densho-1000-312-12) - 00:09:13
Remembering the closing of the Tule Lake camp (ddr-densho-1000-312-13) - 00:10:05
Reaction to first attending a Tule Lake pilgrimage (ddr-densho-1000-312-14) - 00:08:52
Helping to organize the Tule Lake pilgrimages (ddr-densho-1000-312-15) - 00:03:04
Interacting with Muslim Americans after 9/11 (ddr-densho-1000-312-16) - 00:05:25
Challenges of organizing pilgrimages (ddr-densho-1000-312-17) - 00:04:34
Reaching out to local communities as part of pilgrimages (ddr-densho-1000-312-18) - 00:05:41
Hopes for the future of the Tule Lake camp site (ddr-densho-1000-312-19) - 00:06:30
The future of the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-312-20) - 00:03:19
The future of the camp pilgrimages (ddr-densho-1000-312-21) - 00:02:23
Discussion of the Issei generation (ddr-densho-1000-312-22) - 00:06:16
Thoughts on the Hoshidan at Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-312-23) - 00:09:53
The split in loyalties among Japanese Americans during the war years (ddr-densho-1000-312-24) - 00:10:44
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Work in camp: managing the water system

00:04:26 — Segment 6 of 24

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January 26, 2011

Densho Visual History Collection


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Jimi Yamaichi

Jimi Yamaichi Interview II

02:39:31 — 24 segments

January 26, 2011

San Jose, California

Nisei male born in October 27, 1922. Grew up in San Jose, California where his father had a farming operation. Incarcerated in Pomona Assembly Center, Heart Mountain concentration camp and Tule Lake Segregation Center. Worked on an engineering crew on the Shoshone Dam, and later was a carpentry foreman in Tule Lake. Was in Tule during the riots, and during the imposition of the draft. He chose to resist the draft, and unlike other draft resisters, was exonerated of all charges by a judge in Eureka, California. Currently conducts walking tours of the Tule Lake grounds during reunions organized by the Tule Lake Pilgrimage Committee.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Steve Fugita, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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