Arthur Ogami - Kimi Ogami Interview Segment 1

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Kimi's family background

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August 10, 2010

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Arthur Ogami
Kimi Ogami

Arthur Ogami - Kimi Ogami Interview

01:47:29 — 17 segments

August 10, 2010

Las Vegas, Nevada

Arthur Ogami: Nisei male. Born April 10, 1922 in Whittier, California. Spent childhood in California, before being removed to Manzanar concentration camp in 1942. Left Manzanar several times to work as a beet topper for local farmers. Decided to expatriate to Japan because of mother's wishes, and was transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp. In 1945, was moved with brother to Bismarck, North Dakota, a Department of Justice camp, before renouncing U.S. citizenship and traveling with family to Japan. Lived and worked in Japan until the 1950s, when he was able have his U.S. citizenship reinstated and return to the U.S. Raised family in Los Angeles, California.

Kimi Ogawa: Shin-Issei female. Born January 4, 1928, in Fukuoka, Japan. Lived in Japan during World War II, and in this interview, discusses her memories of wartime Japan. Met Arthur Ogami in Japan, married, and immigrated to the U.S. in the 1950s.

Alisa Lynch, interviewer; Kirk Peterson, videographer

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