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Bill Hashizume Interview Segment 16

Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1006-4-1) -
Father's background: trying out a fishing career upon first arriving in Canada (ddr-densho-1006-4-2) -
Mother's background: working as a midwife in Japan (ddr-densho-1006-4-3) -
Parents' early farm in Mission: sponsoring workers from Japan (ddr-densho-1006-4-4) -
Helping on family farm as a child (ddr-densho-1006-4-5) -
Discussion of Japanese community in Mission, British Columbia, Canada (ddr-densho-1006-4-6) -
Attending grade school and Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1006-4-7) -
Difficulties of learning Japanese language upon moving to Japan as a teenager (ddr-densho-1006-4-8) -
Attending school in Japan (ddr-densho-1006-4-9) -
Memories of prewar racial segregation (ddr-densho-1006-4-10) -
Trying to adapt to life in Japan (ddr-densho-1006-4-11) -
Life in Japan during World War II (ddr-densho-1006-4-12) -
Wartime communication between Japan and Canada (ddr-densho-1006-4-13) -
Japanese wartime situation; dealing with Japanese government propaganda (ddr-densho-1006-4-14) -
Enlisting in the Japanese navy (ddr-densho-1006-4-15) -
Feelings as a Japanese Canadian serving in the Japanese navy (ddr-densho-1006-4-16) -
Training for service in the Japanese navy (ddr-densho-1006-4-17) -
Thoughts on Japan's losing World War II (ddr-densho-1006-4-18) -
Discussion of Japan's military during World War II (ddr-densho-1006-4-19) -
Hiring a fishing boat after end of war to visit mother in Shikoku; postwar work in Japan (ddr-densho-1006-4-20) -
Postwar work in Japan for American government (ddr-densho-1006-4-21) -
Deciding to return to Canada (ddr-densho-1006-4-22) -
Thoughts on identity as a Japanese Canadian who lived in Japan (ddr-densho-1006-4-23) -
Current projects, description of family (ddr-densho-1006-4-24) -
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ddr-densho-1006-4-16 (Legacy UID: denshovh-hbill_2-01-0016)

Feelings as a Japanese Canadian serving in the Japanese navy

This interview was conducted by the JC Legacy Project, a project of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

00:04:52 — Segment 16 of 24

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October 29, 2005

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Collection

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Collection

Courtesy of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

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Bill Hashizume

Bill Hashizume Interview

01:56:49 — 24 segments

October 29, 2005

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nisei male. Born June 22, 1922, in Mission, British Columbia, Canada. Grew up in Mission before moving to Japan with mother and sisters at age sixteen. Attended high school and college in Japan and enlisted in the Japanese navy in 1944. Worked in Japan for several years following World War II, then returned to Canada, choosing to live in Toronto, Ontario. Author of Japanese Community in Mission: A Brief History 1904-1942.

(This interview was conducted by the JC Legacy Project, a project of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.)

Norm Ibuki, interviewer; Takeshi Yano, videographer

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Collection

Courtesy of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

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