John Kats Marumoto Interview Segment 1

Family background (ddr-densho-1000-322-1) -
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-322-2) -
Growing up in Japanese fishing village (ddr-densho-1000-322-3) -
Childhood memories: participating in judo (ddr-densho-1000-322-4) -
Attending Japanese language school and church (ddr-densho-1000-322-5) -
The process of fishing at night (ddr-densho-1000-322-6) -
Life in a fishing village in Terminal Island (ddr-densho-1000-322-7) -
The role of women in the fishing village (ddr-densho-1000-322-8) -
Going to Japan with family (ddr-densho-1000-322-9) -
Attending school in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-322-10) -
Observing Japan's militarism (ddr-densho-1000-322-11) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father's arrest by the FBI (ddr-densho-1000-322-12) -
Going to school the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-322-13) -
Forced to leave Terminal Island, moving to Compton (ddr-densho-1000-322-14) -
First impressions of Manzanar (ddr-densho-1000-322-15) -
Attending dances in camp (ddr-densho-1000-322-16) -
Fights and conflicts in camp (ddr-densho-1000-322-17) -
Witnessing the "Manzanar riot" (ddr-densho-1000-322-18) -
Leaving camp temporarily to work in a vegetable cannery (ddr-densho-1000-322-19) -
Graduating from high school in camp (ddr-densho-1000-322-20) -
Leaving camp and living in a trailer park (ddr-densho-1000-322-21) -
Working on a fishing boat in Mexico (ddr-densho-1000-322-22) -
Serving in the military in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-322-23) -
Various postwar jobs (ddr-densho-1000-322-24) -
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Family background

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

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John Kats Marumoto

John Kats Marumoto Interview

02:18:28 — 24 segments

June 28, 2011

Los Angeles, California

Nisei male. Born 1927 in Terminal Island, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, where father was a fisherman. Lived in Japan for a short time in 1941. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved to Compton after the Japanese Americans were excluded from Terminal Island. Removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, worked on a fishing boat in Mexico. Drafted into the military in the 1950s and served in Japan. After the war, returned to California.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.)

Martha Nakagawa, interviewer; Tani Ikeda, videographer

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