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Narrator Margie Nahmias Angel

White female. Born June 1, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Central District of Seattle where mother ran a boarding house. Discusses her reaction when her Japanese American peers had to leave Seattle during World War II.

Narrator John Kanda

Nisei male. Born July 10, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Thomas-Auburn area of Washington. Following Executive Order 9066, family was removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, then to Tule Lake concentration camp in California. Later transferred to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered as a replacement for the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team and trained …

Narrator Yasashi Ichikawa

Issei female. Born 1907 in Shimonoseki, Japan. Attended school in Japan, and was encouraged by father to study English. Married a Buddhist minister and immigrated to the United States. Lived in Fresno, California, then returned to Japan for two years. Moved to Seattle, Washington, where husband was a minister at the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During World …

Narrator Kip Tokuda

In this session, Ana Tanaka led a panel of Kip Tokuda's friends (Janice Deguchi, Akemi Matsumoto, Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, Barbara Lui, and Bill Tashima) in a remembrance of Tokuda. Tokuda was an iconic leader in the Japanese American community who as a Washington State Legislator, Seattle JACL President, and local organizer advocated and established programs …

Narrator Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos

In this session, Ana Tanaka led a panel of Kip Tokuda's friends (Janice Deguchi, Akemi Matsumoto, Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, Barbara Lui, and Bill Tashima) in a remembrance of Tokuda. Tokuda was an iconic leader in the Japanese American community who as a Washington State Legislator, Seattle JACL President, and local organizer advocated and established programs …

Narrator Barbara Lui

In this session, Ana Tanaka led a panel of Kip Tokuda's friends (Janice Deguchi, Akemi Matsumoto, Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, Barbara Lui, and Bill Tashima) in a remembrance of Tokuda. Tokuda was an iconic leader in the Japanese American community who as a Washington State Legislator, Seattle JACL President, and local organizer advocated and established programs …

Narrator Tats Kojima

Nisei male. Born 1923 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Age 18 when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, was removed with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California. Later transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Became an auto mechanic after World War II.

Narrator Eiko Shibayama

Nisei female. Born 1929 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up helping on family's farm before being removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II. Transferred with family to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and eventually returned to Bainbridge Island.

Narrator Natsuko Hashitani

Nisei female. Born May 5, 1916, in Winslow, Washington. Family moved to Banks, Oregon, when Natsuko was young. During World War II, moved to Ontario, Oregon, to avoid mass removal, and continued to farm there during and after the war.
Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 92 (May 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-125-337)
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 92 (May 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-125-337)
Selected article titles: "Two More Mess Halls Close as Population Decreases" (p. 1), "Final Civil Service Exams to be Given" (p. 1), "Persons Found Outside Center Boundary to be Denied Readmittance" (p. 1), "Washington Discloses Civilian Sugar Supply Cut Beginning May 1" (p. 1), "Merritt Warns on Water Supply for Garden Use" (p. 1), "Vandals Damage …
Information Digest No. 32 (ddr-densho-156-392)
doc Information Digest No. 32 (ddr-densho-156-392)
Section titles: "Senate Committee to Investigate"; "Outline Evacuee Property Policies"; "Chicago Employment Conference"; "Smart Completes Study"; "To Meet with Reports Officers"; "WRA Meetings on Construction Continue"; "Spanish Consuls Visit Centers"; "Industrial Equipment Available"; "Ade's Trip Productive"; "Employment to Take Over Student Leave"; "Ration Boards to be Set Up"; "Personnel Division Adds to Staff"; "Bates in Washington"; …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-8)
img WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-8)
Original WRA caption: Every man likes to put on his slippers, light up his favorite pipe, and read the evening paper before the fireplace. Mr. George Isoda is no exception. After a hard day's work as a Milwaukee auto mechanic, Mr. Isoda likes to relax in the large living room of the home which he shares …
U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 3 of 26. (ddr-one-5-122)
doc U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 3 of 26. (ddr-one-5-122)
Photocopy of a declassified questionnaire used to determine if the person named is to be considered an enemy alien. This page covers questions 6b - 9 of 111. Dr. Koyama writes that he lived in Shibata in Niigata Ken, Japan from October 7, 1897 to December 1914. He states that he is a Japanese male, 5'4" …
U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 25 of 26. (ddr-one-5-147)
doc U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 25 of 26. (ddr-one-5-147)
Photocopy of a declassified questionnaire used to determine if the person named is to be considered an enemy alien. This page covers questions 103a - 108 of 111. These questions seek additional information on all the organizations that Koyama is affiliated with. They ask for how long he has been involved in the organizations, if the …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 14 (April 6, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 14 (April 6, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-14)
Selected article titles: "Jr JACL program adopted for 14th national convention" (p. 1), "Picture-bride practice reversed as eight Nisei fly to Japan to be married" (p. 1), "Escheat case fight on appeal; JACL to sign amicus brief" (p. 1), "Justice Dep't orders certain claims to be heard by examiner" (p. 1), "Hilo Nisei doctor at Oak …
Ching-ting Wang standing with Councillor Yang (ddr-njpa-1-1109)
img Ching-ting Wang standing with Councillor Yang (ddr-njpa-1-1109)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "(Tokyo) May 7, 1937. Newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to the US Wang Ching-ting entered Yokohama port at 6 a.m. on the 7th aboard the Dollar Steamship SS President Hoover while on his way to his post in Washington. He was accompanied by his daughters Yuling (28) and Anfu (23) as well as …
Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. XX, No. 5, May 1983 (ddr-sjacl-1-321)
doc Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. XX, No. 5, May 1983 (ddr-sjacl-1-321)
Newsletter covering the following topics: Scholarship Awardees: Tamesa-Mary Ishii and Jeff Sakuma ($500); Andrews-Karen Kaminishi ($400); CWRIC report, ?Personal Justice Denied,? available for the public, 467 pages long; interesting exchange about Seattle representation at a Tri-District meeting in Reno that also hosted a meeting with the NCRR and Washington Coalition for Redress/Reparations and the National JACL …
Ehren Watada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-200)
vh Ehren Watada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-200)
Male of Japanese and Chinese American descent. Born 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Graduated from Hawaii Pacific University in 2003, and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Received his officer's commission, and served in Korea in 2004 and 2005. While stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington, in 2006, asked for permission to resign his commission based on his understanding …
Frank S. Kawana Interview (ddr-densho-1000-367)
vh Frank S. Kawana Interview (ddr-densho-1000-367)
Nisei male. Born June 29, 1933, in Graham, Washington. Moved with family at an early age to Los Angeles, California, where father owned and operated a kamaboko business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived briefly with family in a trailer …
Ronald Ikejiri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-461)
vh Ronald Ikejiri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-461)
Sansei male. Born December 3, 1948, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, parents had been incarcerated at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Father signed 'no-no' on the so-called 'loyalty questionnaire', renounced U.S. citizenship, and was sent to the Department of Justice camp at Bismarck, North Dakota. Family did not end up expatriating to …
Frank Kubo Collection (ddr-densho-128)
Collection Frank Kubo Collection (ddr-densho-128)
The Frank Kubo Collection, 1910s-1960s, focuses on the leisure and business activities of a group of Japanese Americans from Seattle, Washington. Included are photographs of Seattle landmarks, Tsutakawa Company and Furuya Company picnics and camping trips, and Pacific Market, a Japanese American operated grocery store on Jackson Street in Seattle. Also featured are several photographs of …

Narrator Chris Kato

Nisei male. Born December 8, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle. During World War II, incarcerated the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and served in the army from 1945-1947. During his interview, he discusses memories of growing up in Seattle's Japantown.

Narrator Gerald Nakata

Nisei male. Born March 18, 1923, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Prior to World War II, parents operated a barber shop, farm and grocery store. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp and lived in Illinois, then eventually returned to Bainbridge Island.

Narrator George Yamada

Nisei male. Born November 16, 1923, in Spokane, Washington. Spent childhood in downtown Spokane where parents ran the World Hotel. Father also worked as a mail handler for the Great Northern Railroad. Attended Lewis and Clark High School and Washington State University. During the war remembers seeing train cars pass through Spokane with Japanese Americans headed …

Narrator Takashi Hori

Nisei male. Born 1918 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned hotels in the International District. In his interview, discusses Japanese American hotel ownership from the early to mid-1900s and the role of the hotel association in the Japanese American community.
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