Shosuke Sasaki Segment 6

Family background, "samurai pride" (ddr-densho-1000-78-1) - 00:09:37
Being the only Japanese family in Eastern Washington, conflict with Caucasian children growing up (ddr-densho-1000-78-2) - 00:06:11
Father's restaurant (ddr-densho-1000-78-3) - 00:00:47
Father's reasons for immigrating to U.S., jumping ship in Vancouver, B.C. (ddr-densho-1000-78-4) - 00:07:09
Father's decision to open a restaurant (ddr-densho-1000-78-5) - 00:02:07
Family struggle following death of father, assistance of Furuya Co. (ddr-densho-1000-78-6) - 00:07:18
Schooling and growing up in prewar Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-78-7) - 00:04:21
Attending Broadway High School in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-78-8) - 00:03:58
Battling illness and moving to Bainbridge Island, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-78-9) - 00:08:28
Impressions of the Japanese American Citizens League in prewar Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-78-10) - 00:03:45
Expecting the outbreak of war (ddr-densho-1000-78-11) - 00:06:47
Japanese American Citizens League actions following the outbreak of war and anti-Japanese propaganda in the press (ddr-densho-1000-78-12) - 00:07:27
Mass removal from Seattle: memories of a small act of kindness (ddr-densho-1000-78-13) - 00:08:27
Memories of Puyallup Assembly Center: a "sea of mud" and a sobbing woman (ddr-densho-1000-78-14) - 00:08:55
Role of the Japanese American Citizens League in Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-78-15) - 00:06:11
Struggle for resources and leadership in camp, and the plot to murder Jimmy Sakamoto (ddr-densho-1000-78-16) - 00:14:50
Opinions of JACL's prewar and wartime actions (ddr-densho-1000-78-17) - 00:03:20
Personal reactions to so-called "loyalty questions" (ddr-densho-1000-78-18) - 00:03:55
Meeting Minoru Yasui (ddr-densho-1000-78-19) - 00:03:57
Leaving camp and moving to the East Coast (ddr-densho-1000-78-20) - 00:05:39
Racism on the job at Standard & Poor's (ddr-densho-1000-78-21) - 00:08:19
Getting married (ddr-densho-1000-78-22) - 00:09:09
Early efforts to start a redress campaign, the "Seattle Plan"; objecting to the JACL creed (ddr-densho-1000-78-23) - 00:05:47
Objections to the plan for a commission study, too much delay (ddr-densho-1000-78-24) - 00:05:59
Thoughts on the Civil Libeties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-1000-78-25) - 00:03:08
Efforts to stop the newspaper industry's use of the word "Jap" (ddr-densho-1000-78-26) - 00:04:42
Opinions of the Japanese American Citizens League's prewar and wartime actions (ddr-densho-1000-78-27) - 00:03:52
Effects of the incarceration on Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-78-28) - 00:04:35
Thoughts on the draft resisters (ddr-densho-1000-78-29) - 00:03:42
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Family struggle following death of father, assistance of Furuya Co.

00:07:18 — Segment 6 of 29

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May 18, 1997

Densho Visual History Collection


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Shosuke Sasaki

Shosuke Sasaki Interview

02:52:22 — 29 segments

May 18, 1997

Seattle, Washington

Issei male. Born March 26, 1912, in Yamaguchi ken, Japan. Immigrated to United States in 1919. Lived in Pomeroy, Washington, and Seattle, Washington, before World War II. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in New York. As a member of the Newspaper Guild, led effort to eliminate pejorative use of "Jap" in newspapers. Was a strong critic of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). After moving to Seattle, was active in formulating the "Seattle Plan" for redress in the early 1970s.

Frank Abe, interviewer; Stephen Fugita, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer


Courtesy of Densho