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Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-350-6)
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The shadier side of Ketchikan: Creek Street

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho …

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-350-19)
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Reestablishing business after the war

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before eventually …

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-350-9)
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Hearing about gambling in the canneries

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before …

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-350-8)
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Meeting Japanese Americans from Seattle in the canneries

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in …

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-350-11)
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The significance of growing up in Ketchikan

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho …

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-350-12)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho …

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-350-17)
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Attending school in Minidoka, not studying very hard

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in …

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-350-23)
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Working for the Owen's Pharmacy

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before eventually …

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-350-7)
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Relationship between Native Americans and other ethnic groups

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in …

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-350-16)
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Interacting with Japanese Americans from the Lower 48

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in …

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-350-15)
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Arriving early at assembly center

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before eventually …

Kotzebue Friends Church church service (ddr-csujad-57-3)
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Interior view of the Kotzebue Friends Church, of Kotzebue, Alaska. A group of children sit in rows on benches, while a woman stands before them. All are wearing warm winter clothes. This church was established as a mission of the First Friends Church, of Whittier, California. Verso: [Stamped] Harry Haworth Photography / P. O. Box 575 …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 24 No. 13 (April 5, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-14)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 24 No. 13 (April 5, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-14)
Selected article titles: "Await U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Appeal Filed Alien Land Law Test Case" (p. 1), "Ask Continued Operation of Winona Evacuee Project. Petitions Sent by Residents To Federal Housing Agency As Closing Deadline Nears" (p. 1), "Circuit Court Upholds DeWitt Exclusion Order" (p. 1), "Minidoka Barracks Sold to Farmers" (p. 3), "Few Signs …
Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-350-13)
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Hearing about FBI arrests of Issei in the community

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time …

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-350-21)
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Attending the University of Washington and living in SYNKOA house

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a …

Jack Takeshi Omatsu Interview (ddr-densho-400-18)
av Jack Takeshi Omatsu Interview (ddr-densho-400-18)
Jack Takeshi Omatsu was born on March 8, 1929, in Torrance, California. He was raised in Torrance where his parents farmed and grew flowers. Omatsu worked on the family farm and attended local schools until his family moved to Utah to avoid imprisonment during World War II. After the war the family restarted the flower growing …
Jimmie Omura Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-11-9)
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Memories of working in an Alaska salmon cannery as a teenager

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life …

President Reagan signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-6)
img President Reagan signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-6)
Onlookers watch as President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Left to right: Senator Spark Matsunaga (Hawaii), Representative Norman Mineta (California), Representative Patsy Saiki (Hawaii), Senator Pete Wilson (California), Representative. Don Young (Alaska), Representative Robert Matsui (California), Representative Bill Lowery (California), and Harry Kajihara, President, National JACL. The man in the back is …
Sumi Okamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-192)
vh Sumi Okamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-192)
Nisei female. Born January 7, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Spent childhood in Spokane, Washington, where father worked for the Alaska Junk Company. Attended Irving Grade School and Lewis & Clark High School. Wedding took place on December 7, 1941, the day of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. Husband passed away in 1946, and Ms. Okamoto worked …
Frank Miyamoto Interview IV (ddr-densho-1000-145)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview IV (ddr-densho-1000-145)
Nisei male. Born July 29, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Wrote 'Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle' as a Master's thesis, published in 1939 as one of the first academic works on the Japanese immigrant community. Incarcerated in Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Member of the Evacuation and Resettlement Study which studied the incarceration and resettlement …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 4 (January 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 4 (January 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-4)
Selected article titles: "Builders using gov't financing sued for race bias in selling tract homes" (p. 1); "Eisenhower urges statehood for Hawaii & Alaska" (p.1); "Japan refugee returns home after year stay in California, in Uncle Sam uniform" (p. 1); "Nisei opera soloist set for S.F. season" (p. 2); "Temporary farm worker program extended for Mexicans; …
Hideichi Fukunaga standing with three other men (ddr-njpa-5-852)
img Hideichi Fukunaga standing with three other men (ddr-njpa-5-852)
Caption on reverse: "Borg-Warner Official Visits Here: Claude Pitts (second from left), manager of the industrial and utility section, Borg-Warner International Corporation, recently visited here to service his leading accounts, Service Motor Co., Ltd., and Easy Appliance Co. of Honolulu, territorial distributors for Norge Home Appliances and Hamilton Beach Appliances. He left here Monday for Guam, …
Tokuda Family Collection (ddr-densho-383)
Collection Tokuda Family Collection (ddr-densho-383)
The Tokuda Collection consists of three accessions. Accession 1 of the Tokuda collection contains a photograph album of George Tokuda's from his time as a student at the University of Washington in Seattle. Other subjects in the album include summers working in Alaska, and friends and family growing up in Mukilteo. This collection also includes other …

Narrator Bill Hosokawa

Nisei male. Born in Seattle on January 30, 1915, and attended Washington grade school, Garfield High School and the University of Washington. He grew up as a typical Nisei, working summers in Alaska salmon canneries and Western Avenue produce brokerages to pay for his education. He became interested in writing at Garfield where he was sports …
Bill Hosokawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-129)
vh Bill Hosokawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-129)
Nisei male. Born in Seattle on January 30, 1915, and attended Washington grade school, Garfield High School and the University of Washington. He grew up as a typical Nisei, working summers in Alaska salmon canneries and Western Avenue produce brokerages to pay for his education. He became interested in writing at Garfield where he was sports …
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