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Narrator Hiro Nishimura

Nisei male. Born August 8, 1919, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, and was attending the University of Washington when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Drafted into the military a few months after the bombing, and then transferred to the Military Intelligence Service. Served as a linguist in Burma and India during …

Narrator Louise Kashino

Nisei female. Born April 25, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during the war in Chicago, Illinois, and returned to Seattle after the war. Member of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee Women's Auxiliary. In her interview, talks about her efforts to successfully get her husband's …

Narrator 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 in Washington state before moving to Fresno, California. Married and had a child before World War II, then removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After …
Population and ecology (ddr-csujad-26-24)
doc Population and ecology (ddr-csujad-26-24)
Comparison of Tule Lake incarceree population statistics collected by the Division of Housing and Employment to the 1940 US Census statistics of Japanese Americans from California, Oregon and Washington. Examines how expelled communities disbursed at Tule Lake via housing records, age and gender distribution, religious affiliation, and the number of births at Tule Lake up to …
Attorney General Dick Thornburgh presents three elderly Japanese-Americans with redress checks (ddr-csujad-52-15)
img Attorney General Dick Thornburgh presents three elderly Japanese-Americans with redress checks (ddr-csujad-52-15)
The caption above the photograph reads, "WASHINGTON, Oct. 9--ON BENDED KNEE--Attorney General Dick Thonburgh [Thornburgh] crouches on bended knee to present $20,000 checks to three elderly Japanese-Americans interned during World War II, during a ceremony at the Justice Department Tuesday. Accepting the checks are, from left: Kisa Iseri, Ontario, Ore., Hau Dairiki, Sacramento, Calif., and Mamoru …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 43 (December 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-68)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 43 (December 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-68)
Selected article titles: "Draft Age Evacuees Must Sign Up. Draft Delinquents Subject to Prosecution" (p. 1), "Gala Christmas Festivities in Store for Hunt Residents" (p. 1), "Fire Department Asks Residents' Cooperation" (p. 1), "Flu Prevention for Center Stressed" (p. 1), "Project Agriculture Department Proves Desert Sageland Can be Made Productive" (p. 1), "Six Volunteer for Camp …
Peace activist and internees (ddr-densho-13-45)
img Peace activist and internees (ddr-densho-13-45)
Floyd Schmoe, a pacifist and supporter of the Japanese American community, with Yoshi Asaba and Father Joe Kitagawa at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Father Kitagawa was the Episcopal minister at Minidoka. Floyd Schmoe was born in 1895 and is a peace activist and Quaker from Seattle, Washington. Schmoe was a strong supporter of the Japanese …
Weekly Press Review No. 15 (ddr-densho-156-327)
doc Weekly Press Review No. 15 (ddr-densho-156-327)
Original summary excerpt: WRA and Japanese-American matters received more press attention this week than in any previous week since the inauguration of the "Press Review". Primarily responsible for the increase in volune was the heavy use throughout the nation of wire service dispatches on General DeWitt's testimony before a House Naval Affairs Subcommittee and the employment …
Weekly Press Review No. 26 (ddr-densho-156-338)
doc Weekly Press Review No. 26 (ddr-densho-156-338)
Original summary excerpt: Dies Committee Washington hearings held the spotlight this week, clippings mounting from 285 received last week to 325. Coverage was given front page space in nearly all West Coast papers, but was less prominently placed in the East. Witnesses Tokie Slocum, Paul Yozo Abe, Joe Kanazawa, and Mike Masaoka were followed by WRA …
Weekly Press Review No. 33 (ddr-densho-156-345)
doc Weekly Press Review No. 33 (ddr-densho-156-345)
Original summary excerpt: The Dies committee was the greatest source of news this week, with thirty new items and three editorials. The majority report of the subcommittee received considerable attention with varying degrees of stress laid upon the release of 23 alleged subversives and "negligence" of WRA. Two papers headlined the fact that Rep. Costello's report …
Workers in a cornfield (ddr-densho-46-4)
img Workers in a cornfield (ddr-densho-46-4)
The Nakashima farm was largely self-sufficient at its peak. Kamezo Nakashima grew corn for the family's consumption as well as for the dairy cows. This image shows workers preparing the cornstalks as feed. The stalks were chopped into small pieces and then placed in the farm silo (behind the tractor). The Nakashima children stomped down the …
Letter written on behalf of Dr. Koyama by Alice G. Nichols (ddr-one-5-119)
doc Letter written on behalf of Dr. Koyama by Alice G. Nichols (ddr-one-5-119)
Photocopy of a declassified letter written by Alice G. Nichols on behalf of Dr. Koyama. In the letter, Alice states that Dr. Koyama's wife lived with her for four or five years in Seattle, Washington and that she was proud to be "Americanized." She adds that Dr. Koyama was a frequent visitor to her home and …
The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-3)
img The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-3)
The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator, the weekly newspaper of the Minidoka concentration camp, outside the paper's office. The Minidoka Irrigator, a weekly paper, ran from September 10, 1942, through July 28, 1945, and contained news about the camp and of the war when Nisei began enlisting. Japanese Americans with a background in journalism worked on …
Felix B. Stump and Arthur W. Radford shaking hands on an aircraft carrier (ddr-njpa-2-930)
img Felix B. Stump and Arthur W. Radford shaking hands on an aircraft carrier (ddr-njpa-2-930)
Caption on reverse: "TOP MILITARY COMMANDER IN PACIFIC CHANGES: Admiral Arthur W. Radford, left, is shown shaking hands with his successor, Admiral Felix B. Stump, after being relieved of his duties as commander-in-chief, Pacific and U.S. Pacific Fleet, at colorful and impressive change-of-command ceremonies aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge at Pearl Harbor this morning. After …
An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
av An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
Retired Kibei teacher recounts samurai parents' background and their immigration to Seattle, Washington; socioeconomic composition of Seattle's Japanese community; earlier teacher training; prewar stays in Japan as a child and as a tutor in a missionary family; experiences as a teacher in the wartime resettlement in New York; and postwar return to Los Angeles. This oral …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sadame Nomi (ddr-densho-356-328)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sadame Nomi (ddr-densho-356-328)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Sadame Nomi in which she describes her bosses, provides both sides to an argument about telling Yoshito Shibata that Yuri is dating Richard "Dick" Tsukada, tells about living arrangements for herself and other Japanese American girls in Denver, Sadame's recent breakup, tells a long story about meeting another Japanese American …
Japanese American couple (ddr-densho-37-466)
img Japanese American couple (ddr-densho-37-466)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Alice and Bill Hosokawa, young Americans of Japanese ancestry now residing at Heart Mountain. Bill, whose father came to the United States many years ago is a recognized Nisei leader, a graduate of the University of Washington, West coast newspaper man, foreign correspondent for the Shanghai …
Japanese American pointing at Honor Roll sign (ddr-densho-37-748)
img Japanese American pointing at Honor Roll sign (ddr-densho-37-748)
Original WRA caption: Fumi Onodera, 20, proudly points at the names of her 3 brothers, Kid, 26; Kaun, 24; and Satoru, 22, on the Honor Roll of Japanese-Americans serving in the U. S. Army from the Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho. The 3 brothers are training in a combat team at Camp Shelby, Mississippi with other …
George Iseri Interview (ddr-one-7-40)
vh George Iseri Interview (ddr-one-7-40)
Nisei male. Born April 23, 1920, in Thomas, Washington. Grew up in Thomas where father ran a general store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Weiser, Idaho, and opened a service station. Eventually moved to Ontario, Oregon.

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Pearl Yoshikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1014-12)
vh Pearl Yoshikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1014-12)
Nisei female. Born April 25, 1926, in Vancouver, Washington. Grew up in Vancouver where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, moved to New York City to attend a fashion design school. Eventually resettled in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Sally Shimako Nishimori Kitano Interview (ddr-densho-1001-5)
vh Sally Shimako Nishimori Kitano Interview (ddr-densho-1001-5)
Nisei female. Born April 6, 1932, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge, and was eight years old when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Before the war was over, moved to Chicago, Illinois. Returned to Bainbridge Island after World War II.

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Bob Santos Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-340)
vh Bob Santos Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-340)
Male of Filipino and Native American descent. Born 1934 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Chinatown/International District area of Seattle. In the 1950s, became involved in civil rights activist causes. Served as Executive Director of the International District Improvement Association (InterIm) from 1972 to 1989. In 1982, founded the Minority Executive Director's Coalition along with …
Minoru
vh Minoru "Min" Tsubota Interview (ddr-densho-1000-149)
Nisei male. Born December 1, 1918, in Kent, Washington. Became interested in music in junior high school, and played in various music groups. Upon graduating from high school, worked for a manufacturing plant, and then volunteered for the army. Separated from unit along with other Japanese Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and eventually served …
Bob Santos Interview III (ddr-densho-1000-352)
vh Bob Santos Interview III (ddr-densho-1000-352)
Male of Filipino and Native American descent. Born 1934 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Chinatown/International District area of Seattle. In the 1950s, became involved in civil rights activist causes. Served as Executive Director of the International District Improvement Association (InterIm) from 1972 to 1989. In 1982, founded the Minority Executive Director's Coalition along with …
Bob Santos Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-339)
vh Bob Santos Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-339)
Male of Filipino and Native American descent. Born 1934 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Chinatown/International District area of Seattle. In the 1950s, became involved in civil rights activist causes. Served as Executive Director of the International District Improvement Association (InterIm) from 1972 to 1989. In 1982, founded the Minority Executive Director's Coalition along with …
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