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Yokota family (ddr-csujad-38-283)
img Yokota family (ddr-csujad-38-283)
Photographed is the Yokota family standing in front of their barrack in the Jerome camp in Arkansas. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Denson, Arkansas. The handwritten note on the back side reads: Shige Masukawa and the …
Block R's of 318 Block (ddr-csujad-38-184)
img Block R's of 318 Block (ddr-csujad-38-184)
School yearbook photo taken by Paul Shintaku. Photographed are Tosa Aoki, John, Ben Nobuhiro, Ben Kitahara, Bob, Kan Ibasa, Seizo Ishizaki, Kiyo Ishida, and Harry Fukuhara, who are members of "Block R's of 318 Block," a Nisei men's club of the high school at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Block R's of 318 …
See Grim fight in the Pacific: repatriates on Gripsholm report Japanese morale high (ddr-csujad-38-407)
doc See Grim fight in the Pacific: repatriates on Gripsholm report Japanese morale high (ddr-csujad-38-407)
A newspaper clipping titled: See Grim fight in the Pacific: repatriates on Gripsholm report Japanese morale high. It was sent from Laura in Lawrence, Kansas to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona. It cites comments from the American repatriates traded between the U.S. and Japan regarding the morale of the Japanese that …
Today's spotlight--pre-school (ddr-csujad-38-412)
doc Today's spotlight--pre-school (ddr-csujad-38-412)
A newspaper clipping titled: Today's spotlight: pre-school. It was probably published in a camp newspaper at the Poston camp in Arizona, "Poston press bulletin" or "Poston chronicle." It describes the preschool which was operated in the camp and where Mitzi Masukawa Naohara worked as a teacher. The caption reads: Opening of pre-school (my work in camp) …
Isao Kameshige Interview (ddr-one-7-35)
vh Isao Kameshige Interview (ddr-one-7-35)
Nisei male. Born in Galt, California. Grew up in Hollister, California. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Drafted into the military and served with the Counterintelligence Corps in Japan during the U.S. occupation. After service, joined family in Ontario, Oregon.

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Catherine Embree Harris Interview (ddr-densho-1000-315)
vh Catherine Embree Harris Interview (ddr-densho-1000-315)
White female. Born October 30, 1919. Grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, before World War II. After college, took a job with the Office of Indian Affairs, and went to work at the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After the war, continued to work for the War Relocation Authority and then other agencies.

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Dave T. Maruya Interview (ddr-densho-1000-403)
vh Dave T. Maruya Interview (ddr-densho-1000-403)
Nisei male. Born May 25, 1920, in Brawley, California. Grew up in Brawley where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, drafted into the army, and served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan and Korea. After discharge, returned to California.

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Peggy Yamato Mikuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-379)
vh Peggy Yamato Mikuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-379)
Sansei female. Born May 27, 1929, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp for Denver, Colorado, and eventually returned to Los Angeles, California. Took over father's travel agency in Los Angeles.

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June M. Hoshida Honma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-256)
vh June M. Hoshida Honma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-256)
Nisei female. Born June 23, 1936, in Hilo, Hawaii. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, father was picked up by the FBI and detained at Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii. The rest of the family was removed to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, to be reunited with him. After Jerome closed, transferred to …
Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. 39, No. 7, July 2002 (ddr-sjacl-1-502)
doc Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. 39, No. 7, July 2002 (ddr-sjacl-1-502)
Newsletter covering the following topics: Seattle Japanese American Green Lake Reunion, August 2002 at the Seattle Japanese Baptist Church; Arlene Oki?s President Report included recap of 2002 National JACL convention in Las Vegas: Ryan Chin elect VP for Membership, was VP for Public Affairs; Maya Yamasaki succeeds Tatsuo Nakata as NY/SC chair; Seattle receives runner up …
Bob Berry Interview (ddr-densho-1011-3)
vh Bob Berry Interview (ddr-densho-1011-3)
White male. Grew up in Pasadena, California, where parents had a flower growing business. Provided flowers for the Santa Anita racetrack for over fifty years. During World War II, visited Japanese American friends at the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona.

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Portrait of Kondo family (ddr-ajah-6-164)
img Portrait of Kondo family (ddr-ajah-6-164)
Caption below photo: Hajime "Henry" Kondo, his wife Eleanor, and two boys, Doug (at left) and Gary pose for well known photographer Toyo Miyatake. The two boys were 12 years apart in age. Originally from Alameda, CA.,the Kondos moved to the Los Angeles area when they returned from their World War II incarceration camp at Gila …

Narrator Shoichi Kobara

Nisei male. Born April 23, 1922, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville until age six, then family moved to Salinas. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Utah for a time before serving in Japan in the …

Narrator Grace Watanabe Kimura

Nisei female. Born May 2, 1925, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Boyle Heights, where father was a prominent Baptist minister, establishing his own church. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, removed with family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Obtained student leave to finish high school in Abilene, Texas. Post-World …

Narrator Toshiro Izumi

Nisei male. Born May 7, 1918, in Villa Park, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, relocated to Detroit, Michigan, before being drafted into the Military Intelligence Service. Served in …

Narrator 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 Seattle, Washington, finished school, and attended the University of Washington. Moved to the Los Angeles area for work. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving …

Narrator 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, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp and lived in Des Moines, Iowa, for a time before being drafted into the military. Served in Europe with the 442nd …

Narrator Masako Murakami

Sansei female. Born March 27, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Parents were both Kibei from Seattle, Washington, and Bakersfield, California. Grew up in San Francisco, California, where father was in sales. During World War II, removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After father signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to the Tule …

Narrator Jane Kaihatsu

Sansei female. Born June 2, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois. During World War II, her father's family was sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Her mother's family was incarcerated at the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp the Jane's parents …

Narrator Kazumi Yoneyama

Nisei male. Born March 10, 1932, in Hollywood, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family moved to Sanger, California, to avoid mass removal, but were sent to camp anyway when the removal area was expanded. Removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles, finished school, and became a …

Narrator Masaru Ed Nakawatase

Sansei male. Born September 29, 1943, in the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, parents moved to and worked at Seabrook Farms in New Jersey. Masaru grew up in the Seabrook with the families that worked there. Became involved in the Civil Rights Movement and worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the American Friends …

Narrator Charles Olds

White male. Born 1913 in Karuizawa, Japan, to missionary parents. Attended Canadian school in Kobe, Japan, before coming to the United States with his older brother. He attended the University of Chicago School of Social Work, then volunteered to work for the War Relocation Authority (WRA). He later worked as a relocation officer in the concentration …

Narrator Ruth Y. Okimoto

Nisei female. Born April 15, 1936, in Tokyo, Japan. Brought to the United States with parents at the age of one, and grew up in San Diego, California, where father was a minister. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After the war, forged connections …

Narrator Yasu Koyamatsu Momii

Nisei female. Born October 23, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Moved to Los Angeles, California, with family around age six. Had graduated from high school and was attending a trade school in dressmaking when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 17 (April 27, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 17 (April 27, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-17)
Selected article titles: "Return of wartime vested property to Japanese seen as goodwill bid" (p. 1), "Justice Dep't Favors House-Passed Lane Bill, Senate Group Informed" (p. 1), "CBS radio show answers to slur against Japanese Americans, no harm intended" (p. 1), "Arizona strawberry growers enjoy one of the best years, acreage being thinned as subdivisions make …
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