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Title: Hubert Yoshida Interview
Narrator: Hubert Yoshida
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda
Location: Emeryville, California
Date: April 7, 2022
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-506-1

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TI: So today is April 7, 2022. We're at the Hyatt House in Emeryville, on camera is Dana Hoshide, and I'm the interviewer Tom Ikeda. And we're here with Hu Yoshida. So, Hu, the first question I'm going to ask you is where and when were you born?

HY: Okay, I was born actually in Salinas, California, 1939, so just before, or just during the start of World War II.

TI: Okay. And what was the date in 1939?

HY: April 20th.

TI: What was the name given to you at birth?

HY: Okay, I was named Hubert Masayoshi Yoshida. My mother loved piano and there was a pianist named Victor Herbert. So my older brother is named Victor and I was named Hubert. Or Herbert, but my father changed it to Hubert.

TI: So this was a pianist, I mean, actual pianist?

HY: Yeah.

TI: Okay, and so she just really loved...

HY: Yeah, she played the piano, she loved the piano.

TI: Okay, I like that. So tell me the names of your siblings going from the oldest to the youngest.

HY: Yes. My older brother was named Victor, of course, and he was three years older. My younger sister was Joyce, she was seven years younger.

TI: Okay, good.

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