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Title: Fred Korematsu - Kathryn Korematsu Interview
Narrators: Fred Korematsu, Kathryn Korematsu
Interviewers: Lorraine Bannai (primary); Tetsuden Kashima (secondary)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: May 14, 1996
Densho ID: denshovh-kfred_g-01-0001

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LB: The first thing I'd like you to talk about is your family background. What do you know about your family's background in Japan, where they came from and where they immigrated to?

FK: Well, all I know is my father came from a family of farmers, they were farmers, I think, in agricultural. Now, I don't know what they grew or what kind of farming they did, but that's about all I know.

LB: Where were they from?

FK: Fukuoka. Fukuoka in Japan, that's all I know.

LB: Do you know anything about your mother's side of the family?

FK: No, I don't.

LB: And did they immigrate to San Leandro?

FK: Well, it was east Oakland, yeah, close to the San Leandro border. And that's where my dad started the nursery, flower business there, and that's where I was born.

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