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Yoshihiro Uchida

Nisei male. Born April 1, 1920, in Calexico, California. Grew up in the Orange County area. Drafted into the army during World War II, while family was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Father and brothers were all transferred to Department of Justice camps, and eventually went to Japan. After military service, Mr. Uchida returned to California and lived in San Jose. He earned his black belt in judo as a teenager, and after the war, was head of the judo program at San Jose State for over sixty years. Was instrumental in helping judo become nationally recognized in the U.S. as well as an official Olympic sport.

Interviews

Yoshihiro Uchida Interview — ddr-densho-1000-411
May 17, 2012. San Jose, California.
03:02:37 — 26 segments.
Yoshihiro Uchida
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