Jack Y. Kubota Interview Segment 1

Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-409-1) - 00:04:12
Father's background as an undocumented immigrant to the United States (ddr-densho-1000-409-2) - 00:08:00
Father's early years in the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-409-3) - 00:03:42
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-409-4) - 00:01:40
Father's early business ventures in California's Imperial Valley (ddr-densho-1000-409-5) - 00:03:19
Description of father: "a classic samurai warrior" (ddr-densho-1000-409-6) - 00:08:30
Description of mother: a "formidable personality" (ddr-densho-1000-409-7) - 00:03:40
Childhood memories of El Centro, California (ddr-densho-1000-409-8) - 00:04:36
Memories of family chores as a child (ddr-densho-1000-409-9) - 00:06:00
Attending school (ddr-densho-1000-409-10) - 00:04:51
Remembering the Great Depression (ddr-densho-1000-409-11) - 00:04:03
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor and FBI arrests (ddr-densho-1000-409-12) - 00:06:17
Selling belongings in preparation for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-409-13) - 00:07:02
Burying contraband items and trying to find them years later (ddr-densho-1000-409-14) - 00:05:33
The difficulties of going to camp with a disabled sister (ddr-densho-1000-409-15) - 00:08:08
Memories of camp as a teenager (ddr-densho-1000-409-16) - 00:07:26
Leaving camp to join siblings in Colorado Springs (ddr-densho-1000-409-17) - 00:03:33
Getting education back on track after leaving camp (ddr-densho-1000-409-18) - 00:07:06
Joining the navy (ddr-densho-1000-409-19) - 00:08:34
Attending college (ddr-densho-1000-409-20) - 00:05:05
Meeting first wife and getting married (ddr-densho-1000-409-21) - 00:03:21
Choosing a career in engineering (ddr-densho-1000-409-22) - 00:05:57
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-409-23) - 00:05:28
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Father's family background

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May 4, 2012

Densho Visual History Collection


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Jack Y. Kubota

Jack Y. Kubota Interview

02:06:03 — 23 segments

May 4, 2012

Los Angeles, California

Nisei male. Born May 4, 1929. Born in Pasadena, California. Grew up El Centro, California, where father was a truck farmer. During World War II, removed with family to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and joined the navy. Graduated from college in San Diego and became an engineer.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Tani Ikeda, videographer


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