Densho Digital Archive
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Collection
Title: James Sakamoto Interview
Narrator: James Sakamoto
Interviewer: Ann Muto
Location: San Jose, California
Date: October 18, 2004
Densho ID: denshovh-sjames-01-0004

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AM: Okay, and just to go back, what was your birthday?

JS: April 18, 1924. Yeah, that makes me eighty years old today. [Laughs]

AM: Oh, yeah. Well, you don't look eighty, I tell you.

JS: I feel it.

AM: You said you don't know a lot about your parents' education, but could you tell us about your education? You were starting to tell us about that.

JS: Well, I went to Alviso grammar school, and went to Santa Clara High School. And just my graduation year, the war, we got sent to camp. So in April, I, we moved to Stockton, and actually, the school sent us our diploma through the mail.

AM: So you never ended up going to --

JS: So I ended up now without a graduation, no. They sent our diploma through the mail.

AM: But you never had to go to school in Stockton, then.

JS: No, no.

AM: And the high school you went to was Santa Clara High School?

JS: Santa Clara High, uh-huh.

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