Narrators

Narrators are the interview subjects of oral histories contained in the Densho Digital Repository. Our interviewees, or narrators, share their life histories to preserve history, educate the public, and promote tolerance. We urge our users to approach these materials in the same spirit.

924 narrators

Mark M. Nakagawa

Sansei male. Born February 16, 1955, in Los Angeles, California. Graduated from UCLA and the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. Served as pastor in …

Miyoko Tsuboi Nakagawa

Nisei female. Born March 8, 1925, in Portland, Oregon. Lost mother at an early age and helped to take care of the family. During World …

Roy Nakagawa

Nisei male. Born December 28, 1916, in Missoula, Montana. Spent early part of childhood in Montana, where parents ran a farm. Moved with family to …

Yosh Nakagawa

Nisei male. Born December 27, 1932, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, and was in the third grade during mass removal to the Puyallup …

Rose Nakagawa

Nisei female. Born May 7, 1915, in Auburn, Washington. Mother died at a young age, and was adopted by aunt and her family. Grew up …

Masahiro Nakajo

Nisei male. Born May 17, 1927, in Moneta, California. Grew up in the Garden Grove area where parents ran a farm. Was taken to Japan …

Grace Shinoda Nakamura

Nisei female. Born February 18, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, …

Mary Haruka Nakamura

Nisei female. Born March 21, 1924, in O'Brien, Washington. Grew up in the Auburn/Kent area of Washington, where parents ran a farm and then a …

Robert A. Nakamura

Nisei/Sansei male. Born July 5, 1936, in Venice, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for …

Tetsujiro "Tex" Nakamura

Nisei male. Born July 16, 1917, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Sacramento, and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1939. During World War II, …

Yosh Nakamura

Nisei male. Born June 30, 1925, in Rosemead, California. Grew up in the Rosemead area. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, …

Susumu Nakanishi

Shin-Issei male. Born September 10, 1926, in Hyogo, Japan. Grew up in Japan, where parents farmed. During World War II, exempted from the draft due …

Bert Nakano

Nisei male. Born 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Incarcerated at the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Resettled in Gardena, California. Member of the Little Tokyo People's Rights …

George Nakano

Sansei male. Born November 24, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California and the Jerome …

Henry Nakano

Nisei male. Born May 11, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father ran a grocery store and then a small …

Hiroshi Nakano

Sansei male, born in 1954. He was the middle son of Yaeko Nakano.

James A. Nakano

Nisei male. Born November 12, 1933, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu, and was nine years old when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Father was …

Kenichi Nakano

Sansei male, born in 1944 at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. He was the oldest son of Yaeko Nakano.

Lillian Nakano

Sansei female, born 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where family ran a successful wholesale bakery business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, …

Stanley Nakano

Sansei male, born in 1957. He was the youngest son of Yaeko Nakano.

Yaeko Nakano

Yaeko Nakano was born August 1922 in Japan and lived there until she was about 1 1/2 years old. She considers herself a Nisei because …

Isami Nakao

Nisei male. Born August 24, 1914, in Bainbridge Island, Washington, and was part of the first group of Japanese Americans to be removed. Incarcerated at …

Kazuko Nakao

Nisei female. Born December 13, 1919, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp California, …

Mollie Nakasaki

Nisei female. Born November 17, 1930, in Salinas, California. Grew up in Salinas's Japantown community before moving to various towns in California after the bombing …

Hiroko Nakashima

Kibei female. Born 1927 in Spokane, Washington. Went to Japan at the age of twelve with her mother and sister to visit relatives and gain …
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