Nisei female. Born 1927 in Denver, Colorado. Grew up in Denver, where father was a tailor, then established a newspaper, the Rocky Nippon. During World War II, father was removed as editor of the newspaper, arrested by the FBI, and interned in a Department of Justice camp. James Omura took over as head of the newspaper, which became known as the Rocky Shimpo. Ms. Hiraga became a schoolteacher in Denver, then moved with husband to Seattle, Washington.