Frank Miyamoto Interview I Segment 10

Parents' emigration to the United States, starting a new life in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-50-1) - 00:07:52
Discussion of reasons for Japanese immigration to the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-50-2) - 00:05:06
Physical layout of Seattle's prewar Japantown (ddr-densho-1000-50-3) - 00:04:13
Relationships with other ethnic groups and segregationist attitudes (ddr-densho-1000-50-4) - 00:05:08
Isseis' prewar employment: anti-Japanese sentiment in sawmills (ddr-densho-1000-50-5) - 00:02:51
"Ken" (prefecture) connections: how Japanese geography affected Japanese American businesses (ddr-densho-1000-50-6) - 00:04:04
The development of Seattle's Japantown businesses and industries (ddr-densho-1000-50-7) - 00:06:32
Japanese Americans' expansion beyond their own community (ddr-densho-1000-50-8) - 00:06:38
Race relations in prewar Seattle and the spread of Japanese businesses into larger society (ddr-densho-1000-50-9) - 00:06:52
The establishment of business associations in Seattle's Japantown (ddr-densho-1000-50-10) - 00:04:14
Role of the business associations in the development of Seattle's Japantown's businesses and industries (ddr-densho-1000-50-11) - 00:04:51
Comparing Japanese community development with other immigrant groups (ddr-densho-1000-50-12) - 00:03:51
Gambling and the Japanese American underworld (ddr-densho-1000-50-13) - 00:13:00
Role of Christian churches in the early Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-50-14) - 00:05:42
Religion in the early Japanese American immigrant community (ddr-densho-1000-50-15) - 00:05:33
Description of the Seattle Japanese Association (ddr-densho-1000-50-16) - 00:07:31
Public schooling in Seattle's prewar Japantown (ddr-densho-1000-50-17) - 00:11:14
Participating in organized sports (ddr-densho-1000-50-18) - 00:06:42
Dating and social activities prewar (ddr-densho-1000-50-19) - 00:09:29
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The establishment of business associations in Seattle's Japantown

00:04:14 — Segment 10 of 19

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February 26, 1998

Densho Visual History Collection


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Frank Miyamoto

Frank Miyamoto Interview I

02:01:23 — 19 segments

February 26, 1998

Bellevue, Washington

Nisei male. Born July 29, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Wrote 'Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle' as a Master's thesis, published in 1939 as one of the first academic works on the Japanese immigrant community. Incarcerated in Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Member of the Evacuation and Resettlement Study which studied the incarceration and resettlement of Japanese Americans during World War II. Resettled in Seattle. Was a longtime member of the faculty in Sociology at the University of Washington, served as Chairman of his department, and was Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Stephen Fugita, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer


Courtesy of Densho