Tom Ikeda Interview Segment 15

First experience with civil disobedience (ddr-densho-1000-484-1) - 0:26:21
Description of parents and siblings (ddr-densho-1000-484-2) - 0:04:07
Family background: grandparents' immigration to the U.S. from Japan (ddr-densho-1000-484-3) - 0:07:58
The effects of World War II on family (ddr-densho-1000-484-4) - 0:09:30
Hearing about uncle's death while serving in the military during World War II (ddr-densho-1000-484-5) - 0:15:19
Description of uncle and his 442nd Regimental Combat Team experience (ddr-densho-1000-484-6) - 0:06:09
Family's experiences dealing with the wartime removal (ddr-densho-1000-484-7) - 0:12:48
Learning about the World War II mass removal in school rather than from parents (ddr-densho-1000-484-8) - 0:08:21
Considering gender and generational issues when conducting oral history interviews (ddr-densho-1000-484-9) - 0:02:43
Impact of the war: "I would liken it to a form of posttraumatic stress" (ddr-densho-1000-484-10) - 0:05:05
Lack of coverage of Japanese American history in school curriculum (ddr-densho-1000-484-11) - 0:06:29
Early experiences with diversity and racism as a youth (ddr-densho-1000-484-12) - 0:07:12
Awareness of political climate in the 1970s (ddr-densho-1000-484-13) - 0:03:50
Focusing on sports and academics in high school (ddr-densho-1000-484-14) - 0:04:44
Deciding on a career path after college (ddr-densho-1000-484-15) - 0:07:48
Attending graduate school and creating a personal computer trade show before working for Microsoft (ddr-densho-1000-484-16) - 0:08:33
Getting married (ddr-densho-1000-484-17) - 0:03:39
Meeting Steven Spielberg and forming the nonprofit Densho (ddr-densho-1000-484-18) - 0:08:55
Description of children (ddr-densho-1000-484-19) - 0:04:50
Development of Densho's resources for different audiences (ddr-densho-1000-484-20) - 0:05:34
Densho's ongoing work (ddr-densho-1000-484-21) - 0:04:43
The importance of the redress movement (ddr-densho-1000-484-22) - 0:13:09
The complexity of terminology (ddr-densho-1000-484-23) - 0:08:05
Connections to current events in Densho's work (ddr-densho-1000-484-24) - 0:09:46
Anti-Japanese groups after World War II (ddr-densho-1000-484-25) - 0:03:56
Impact of the World War II experience on the Nisei generation (ddr-densho-1000-484-26) - 0:02:47
Description of the first Day of Remembrance (ddr-densho-1000-484-27) - 0:09:18
Current and past Supreme Court rulings (ddr-densho-1000-484-28) - 0:05:49
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Deciding on a career path after college

0:07:48 — Segment 15 of 28

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February 20, 2020

Densho Visual History Collection


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Tom Ikeda

Tom Ikeda Interview

3:17:59 — 28 segments

February 20, 2020

Seattle, Washington

Sansei male. Born January 22, 1956, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, parents were incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Was General Manager at Microsoft Corporation in the Multimedia Publishing Group before becoming the Founding Executive Director of Densho.

Bob Young, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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