Densho Digital Archive
Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection
Title: Chiyoko Yagi Interview
Narrator: Chiyoko Yagi
Interviewer: Megan Asaka
Location: Watsonville, California
Date: July 28, 2008
Densho ID: denshovh-ychiyoko-01-0017

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MA: So your husband Harry, what type of work did he do in Poston?

CY: Harry?

MA: Yeah, in Poston.

CY: He was a relocation officer, so he got nineteen dollars a month.

MA: And he worked with, for the WRA?

CY: Yes, uh-huh.

MA: What did he do as a relocation officer?

CY: I guess to get people that wanted to go out of the camp to relocate and find places for him. So he used to get, able to get out of the camp. I know he went to Gila one time, Gila internment camp, and he was able to come back to Watsonville to check on the houses. And before we came out, he wanted to have a, there was a WRA office in Watsonville, so he was able to come back.

MA: So he helped people kind of find housing after, or during and after the war?

CY: Yes.

MA: How did he get that job, do you know?

CY: I don't know. He, he's, I guess 'cause he's always worked with Caucasian, that he was able to talk himself in there.

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