Jane Kurahara Interview Segment 2

Parents' family backgrounds: both born in Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-514-1) - 0:08:19
Parents' prewar lives in Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-514-2) - 0:03:13
Getting into competitive Punahou school (ddr-densho-1000-514-3) - 0:06:28
Social life in school (ddr-densho-1000-514-4) - 0:04:53
Hearing the commotion of the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-514-5) - 0:04:05
Hearing about arrests of community members by the FBI (ddr-densho-1000-514-6) - 0:03:57
Remaining in school in the months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-514-7) - 0:06:59
Deciding to attend college on the mainland (ddr-densho-1000-514-8) - 0:09:14
Remaining on the East Coast for school (ddr-densho-1000-514-9) - 0:01:40
Meeting future husband (ddr-densho-1000-514-10) - 0:03:32
Deciding to return to Hawaii after getting married (ddr-densho-1000-514-11) - 0:04:16
Switching from being a teacher to a librarian (ddr-densho-1000-514-12) - 0:04:19
Retiring to help son with business (ddr-densho-1000-514-13) - 0:03:11
Husband's receiving redress apology and check (ddr-densho-1000-514-14) - 0:02:43
Being recruited to volunteer with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i (ddr-densho-1000-514-15) - 0:05:44
Beginnings of the Honouliuli project (ddr-densho-1000-514-16) - 0:16:20
Helping with preservation of materials (ddr-densho-1000-514-17) - 0:05:33
Rediscovering the site of Honouliuli (ddr-densho-1000-514-18) - 0:12:25
Involvement of the National Park Service in the Honouliuli project (ddr-densho-1000-514-19) - 0:03:50
Strong community support for the Honouliuli project (ddr-densho-1000-514-20) - 0:04:41
The significance of a 2004 exhibit on Honouliuli (ddr-densho-1000-514-21) - 0:06:30
The importance of the Honouliuli project (ddr-densho-1000-514-22) - 0:06:27
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-514-23) - 0:10:44
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Parents' prewar lives in Hawaii

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Jane Kurahara

Jane Kurahara Interview

2:26:11 — 23 segments


Honolulu, Hawaii

Sansei female. Born February 16, 1941, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu where father worked as an insurance agent and mother was a teacher. Attended Punahou school. After World War II, attended Smith College and Columbia University before marrying and returning to Hawaii. Began career as a teacher and then switched to librarianship. Became involved in the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i and worked for many years to restore the wartime site of the U.S. Army internment camp at Honouliuli.

Brian Niiya, interviewer; George Russell, videographer


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