Shyoko Hiraga Interview Segment 1

Growing up in Denver, Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-413-1) - 00:07:22
Description of prewar Japanese American community in Denver (ddr-densho-1000-413-2) - 00:06:42
Attending school (ddr-densho-1000-413-3) - 00:09:19
Description of churches in prewar Denver (ddr-densho-1000-413-4) - 00:03:19
Parents' family backgrounds (ddr-densho-1000-413-5) - 00:07:08
Father's switch from tailor to newspaperman (ddr-densho-1000-413-6) - 00:07:22
Changes in Denver's Japanese American community during the war (ddr-densho-1000-413-7) - 00:08:53
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-413-8) - 00:04:28
Attending the University of Denver (ddr-densho-1000-413-9) - 00:06:34
Discussion of competing newspaper in Denver (ddr-densho-1000-413-10) - 00:02:26
Father's removal as publisher of the Rocky Nippon and arrest by the FBI (ddr-densho-1000-413-11) - 00:05:34
Transition of the Rocky Nippon after father was arrested (ddr-densho-1000-413-12) - 00:04:21
Mother's difficulties raising the family and keeping the business running (ddr-densho-1000-413-13) - 00:06:51
The establishment of an English-language section for the newspaper (ddr-densho-1000-413-14) - 00:10:27
Description of Jimmie Omura (ddr-densho-1000-413-15) - 00:07:34
Getting married and leaving Denver (ddr-densho-1000-413-16) - 00:02:41
A few memories of the removal of James Omura as editor of the Rocky Shimpo (ddr-densho-1000-413-17) - 00:06:40
Transience of family after father was removed from newspaper job (ddr-densho-1000-413-18) - 00:03:30
Changes in father after his arrest by the FBI; visiting him in Santa Fe (ddr-densho-1000-413-19) - 00:06:07
Deciding to become a teacher (ddr-densho-1000-413-20) - 00:05:30
Reflections: description of family (ddr-densho-1000-413-21) - 00:11:19
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Growing up in Denver, Colorado

00:07:22 — Segment 1 of 21

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September 28, 2012

Densho Visual History Collection


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Shyoko Hiraga

Shyoko Hiraga Interview

02:14:07 — 21 segments

September 28, 2012

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born 1927 in Denver, Colorado. Grew up in Denver, where father was a tailor, then established a newspaper, the Rocky Nippon. During World War II, father was removed as editor of the newspaper, arrested by the FBI, and interned in a Department of Justice camp. James Omura took over as head of the newspaper, which became known as the Rocky Shimpo. Ms. Hiraga became a schoolteacher in Denver, then moved with husband to Seattle, Washington.

Art Hansen, interviewer; Frank Abe, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


Courtesy of Densho