Michiko Frances Chikahisa Interview Segment 11

Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-347-1) - 00:05:34
Father's early life in the U.S.: entrepreneurial spirit (ddr-densho-1000-347-2) - 00:03:32
Parents' arranged marriage (ddr-densho-1000-347-3) - 00:05:11
Mother's arrival in the U.S. as a "picture bride" (ddr-densho-1000-347-4) - 00:03:33
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-347-5) - 00:03:05
Growing up in an ethnically diverse neighborhood (ddr-densho-1000-347-6) - 00:06:25
Father's prewar business (ddr-densho-1000-347-7) - 00:08:02
Attending a birthday party for Shirley Temple (ddr-densho-1000-347-8) - 00:03:50
Traveling to Japan with family (ddr-densho-1000-347-9) - 00:07:53
The increasing militarism of Japan (ddr-densho-1000-347-10) - 00:09:29
Returning to the United States and attending a Maryknoll school (ddr-densho-1000-347-11) - 00:04:26
Japanese as primary childhood language (ddr-densho-1000-347-12) - 00:07:43
Father's prewar golfing hobby (ddr-densho-1000-347-13) - 00:02:51
The support of the Catholic church after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-347-14) - 00:06:23
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-347-15) - 00:03:47
Sister's serious illness in camp (ddr-densho-1000-347-16) - 00:06:21
Attending school in camp (ddr-densho-1000-347-17) - 00:06:37
Continuing to practice religion in camp (ddr-densho-1000-347-18) - 00:06:11
Social activities in camp (ddr-densho-1000-347-19) - 00:06:09
Returning home, attending college (ddr-densho-1000-347-20) - 00:10:58
Earning a master's degree in social work (ddr-densho-1000-347-21) - 00:02:50
Working as a social worker in the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-347-22) - 00:12:54
Setting up a social work practice in Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-347-23) - 00:05:26
Working in Chicago's Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-347-24) - 00:04:06
The challenges of providing mental health care to Japanese American communities (ddr-densho-1000-347-25) - 00:06:56
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Returning to the United States and attending a Maryknoll school

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June 16, 2011

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Michiko Frances Chikahisa

Michiko Frances Chikahisa Interview

02:30:12 — 25 segments

June 16, 2011

Skokie, Illinois

Nisei female. Born January 1929 in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father ran a successful produce business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles and attended college, eventually earning a master's degree in social work. Practiced social work in Los Angeles and eventually in Chicago, Illinois.

(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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