Francis Mas Fukuhara Segment 23

Description of parents, prewar Japanese American community and family life (ddr-densho-1000-9-1) - 00:07:13
Four close families, continuing "ken" connections (ddr-densho-1000-9-2) - 00:02:23
An "extended family": raised by the prewar Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-9-3) - 00:12:42
Attending grade school (ddr-densho-1000-9-4) - 00:03:36
Prewar relationship with those outside the Japanese American community, attitudes and levels of acceptance (ddr-densho-1000-9-5) - 00:04:02
Separated from friends in high school (ddr-densho-1000-9-6) - 00:02:44
Japanese American community attitudes toward discrimination (ddr-densho-1000-9-7) - 00:06:30
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while in a movie theater (ddr-densho-1000-9-8) - 00:03:00
Witnessing pick-up of father by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-9-9) - 00:03:58
Preparing for mass removal: family business impounded (ddr-densho-1000-9-10) - 00:04:11
Description of Puyallup Assembly Center: "really kind of horrifying" (ddr-densho-1000-9-11) - 00:02:50
Moving to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho: "It was just hotter than blazes" (ddr-densho-1000-9-12) - 00:03:45
Eroding of traditional values, stealing supplies in Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-9-13) - 00:02:51
Impact of FBI detention on father, and the impact on family of repatriation and questions of loyalty (ddr-densho-1000-9-14) - 00:06:55
Making the decision to leave camp (ddr-densho-1000-9-15) - 00:04:23
Witnessing racial segregation: "that was kind of an eye-opener for me" (ddr-densho-1000-9-16) - 00:04:09
Recruitment, training, and the role of the Kibei in the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1000-9-17) - 00:04:06
Military Intelligence Service recruitment, training, and duties (ddr-densho-1000-9-18) - 00:07:18
Working in Japan after the end of World War II (ddr-densho-1000-9-19) - 00:07:35
Visiting relatives in occupied Japan (ddr-densho-1000-9-20) - 00:06:34
Family's return home after the war (ddr-densho-1000-9-21) - 00:02:53
Studying fisheries at the University of Washington (ddr-densho-1000-9-22) - 00:13:49
The Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee, beginnings and background (ddr-densho-1000-9-23) - 00:06:30
Thoughts on the Japanese American Citizens League's handling of the draft resisters issue (ddr-densho-1000-9-24) - 00:04:16
Discussion about "draft resisters" vs. "no-no boys" (ddr-densho-1000-9-25) - 00:08:46
A veteran's perspective on the World War II resisters of conscience (ddr-densho-1000-9-26) - 00:09:27
Description of wife and children (ddr-densho-1000-9-27) - 00:04:18
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The Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee, beginnings and background

00:06:30 — Segment 23 of 27

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September 25, 1997

Densho Visual History Collection


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Francis Mas Fukuhara

Francis Mas Fukuhara Interview

02:30:44 — 27 segments

September 25, 1997

Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born January 30, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Seattle's Nihonmachi/Yesler Terrace area. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Postwar commander of Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) in 1988 and 1989.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Elmer Good, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer


Courtesy of Densho