Richard E. Yamashiro Interview Segment 13

Description of parents: father a concert violinist (ddr-densho-1000-333-1) -
Description of maternal grandfather (ddr-densho-1000-333-2) -
Growing up in Hollywood (ddr-densho-1000-333-3) -
Description of childhood home (ddr-densho-1000-333-4) -
Growing up with children of different ethnicities (ddr-densho-1000-333-5) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-333-6) -
Returning to school after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-333-7) -
Preparing for mass removal and saying goodbye to friends (ddr-densho-1000-333-8) -
First impressions of Manzanar (ddr-densho-1000-333-9) -
Meeting Japanese Americans from different areas (ddr-densho-1000-333-10) -
A typical day in camp (ddr-densho-1000-333-11) -
Hiking in the mountains outside of camp (ddr-densho-1000-333-12) -
Witnessing the "Manzanar riot" (ddr-densho-1000-333-13) -
Uncle's experiences with racism (ddr-densho-1000-333-14) -
Family's answering "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-333-15) -
Transferring to Tule Lake when it was a segregation camp (ddr-densho-1000-333-16) -
Father's arrest and transfer to a Department of Justice camp (ddr-densho-1000-333-17) -
Juvenile delinquents in camp (ddr-densho-1000-333-18) -
The journey by ship to Japan (ddr-densho-1000-333-19) -
Arriving in Japan, witnessing the devastation (ddr-densho-1000-333-20) -
Adjusting to life in Japan, having a falling out with father (ddr-densho-1000-333-21) -
Living in Japan after the war, witnessing hardships (ddr-densho-1000-333-22) -
Leaving Japan and coming back to the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-333-23) -
Joining the Military Intelligence Service and returning to Japan to serve (ddr-densho-1000-333-24) -
Establishing a career in electronics (ddr-densho-1000-333-25) -
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Witnessing the "Manzanar riot"

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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May 24, 2011

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Richard E. Yamashiro

Richard E. Yamashiro Interview

02:03:01 — 25 segments

May 24, 2011

San Jose, California

Nisei male. Born February 13, 1929, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Hollywood, California, and was living there when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Parents signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and the family was transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, then designated as a segregation center. From Tule Lake, expatriated to Japan and moved there with family. Eventually came back to the U.S., joined the Military Intelligence Service, and returned to Japan for military service.

(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.)

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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