Jimmy Naganuma Interview Segment 3

Choosing a nickname in school (ddr-densho-1000-480-1) - 0:02:08
Father's immigration to Peru and parents' marriage (ddr-densho-1000-480-2) - 0:04:50
Fear of anti-Japanese sentiment in Peru (ddr-densho-1000-480-3) - 0:10:21
Childhood memories of Peru (ddr-densho-1000-480-4) - 0:07:46
Having to remain indoors for fear of anti-Japanese sentiment (ddr-densho-1000-480-5) - 0:05:41
Father and older brother's arrest by the FBI during World War II (ddr-densho-1000-480-6) - 0:03:49
Memories of the boat trip to Crystal City (ddr-densho-1000-480-7) - 0:06:39
First impressions upon landing in the United States (ddr-densho-1000-480-8) - 0:03:46
Receiving a warm welcome from other residents after arriving at Crystal City (ddr-densho-1000-480-9) - 0:06:47
Daily life in camp, learning English (ddr-densho-1000-480-10) - 0:05:49
Meeting other Japanese Peruvians in camp (ddr-densho-1000-480-11) - 0:03:32
Learning how to swim in camp (ddr-densho-1000-480-12) - 0:08:03
Memories of camp (ddr-densho-1000-480-13) - 0:07:14
A memorable incident getting in trouble (ddr-densho-1000-480-14) - 0:08:05
Leaving camp with the sponsorship of a church (ddr-densho-1000-480-15) - 0:07:56
Interacting with Japanese Americans in school (ddr-densho-1000-480-16) - 0:09:30
Going on a trip to Japan (ddr-densho-1000-480-17) - 0:06:55
Japanese cultural celebrations before the war in Peru (ddr-densho-1000-480-18) - 0:05:01
Becoming closer to father through postwar conversations (ddr-densho-1000-480-19) - 0:07:53
Reflections: Japanese American and Peruvian identities (ddr-densho-1000-480-20) - 0:11:58
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Fear of anti-Japanese sentiment in Peru

0:10:21 — Segment 3 of 20

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September 20, 2019

Densho Visual History Collection


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Jimmy Naganuma

Jimmy Naganuma Interview

2:17:15 — 20 segments

September 20, 2019

San Francisco, California

Born May 23, 1936, in Callao, Peru. Spent early childhood in Peru, where parents ran a laundry business, and father was a prominent community leader. During World War II, the FBI arrested Jimmy's father and the entire family was placed on a ship and sent to the Department of Justice camp at Crystal City, Texas. After leaving camp, the family was not allowed to return to Peru, so they moved to San Francisco with the help and sponsorship of a Shinto church reverend.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Yoko Nishimura, interviewer; Yuka Murakami, videographer


Courtesy of Densho