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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 22 (November 30, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 22 (November 30, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-48)
Selected article titles: "Central California JACL officers to be installed en masse Dec. 2" (p. 1), "Issei mainlanders more Americanized" (p. 1), "Separate statehood bills may succeed, says Engle; "Arizona Nuptial Law Test Case May be Blooped" (p. 1), "Democracy in Japan should be reconsidered" (p. 2), "'No' Votes on Prop. 13 viewed as strong testimonial …
Letter from George Yoshioka to Rev. [Wendell L.] Miller, [September 11, 1942] (ddr-csujad-20-6)
doc Letter from George Yoshioka to Rev. [Wendell L.] Miller, [September 11, 1942] (ddr-csujad-20-6)
Personal letter written from Santa Anita Assembly Center. Yoshioka discusses the start of "movement to Relocation Centers," naming Parker Dam; Wyoming; Granada, Colorado; Arkansas; and Gila, Arizona, along with locations from which people are being removed, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Long Beach, and other Southern California locations. He also mentions that his family has …
Lumbering (ddr-csujad-38-288)
img Lumbering (ddr-csujad-38-288)
Photographed are male incarcerees lumbering. The handwritten note on the back side reads: We would bring the wood into the camp and prepare for the winter. We will cut 5000 acres of trees. We cut ___ acres last year. We will cut 10,000 acres total. [In Japanese]. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at …
Xmas (ddr-csujad-38-280)
img Xmas (ddr-csujad-38-280)
Photographed are young children incarcerated at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. It was taken during a Christmas event. The caption reads: Xmas, 1942, Denson, Arkansas. Title from caption. The handwritten note on the back side reads: Christmas day, Dec. 25, 1942. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa …
Lucy Nishina and Emiko Sasaki (ddr-csujad-38-270)
img Lucy Nishina and Emiko Sasaki (ddr-csujad-38-270)
Photographed are two young female children, Lucy Nishina and Emiko Sasaki, siting in front of a barrack, "I. Sasaki, S-09-F," at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. The handwritten note on the back side reads: Lucy and Emiko, taken Nov. 1. 1942. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 14 (May 29, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-41)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 14 (May 29, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-41)
Selected article titles: "War Dep't. Action Opens Army Post Jobs to Nisei" (p. 1), "Center Residents to Vote Soon on Charter for Self-Government" (p. 1), "2nd U.S.-Japan Exchange of 1,500 Civilians Seen" (p. 2), "Arizona Protests Evacuee Influx Into Rich Lands" (p. 2), "95% of Those Relocated in Chicago Making Successful Readjustments, Survey by Advisory Group …
Sumiko M. Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-269)
vh Sumiko M. Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-269)
Nisei female. Born May 12, 1925, in Spreckels, California. Moved frequently with family as a child, eventually settling in Gilroy, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Following father's desire to repatriate to Japan, transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, when it …
Robert M. Wada Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-356)
vh Robert M. Wada Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-356)
Nisei male. Born July 12, 1930, in Redlands, California. Spend childhood in Redlands before Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to Redlands and continued school. Served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.

(This material …

Robert M. Wada Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-360)
vh Robert M. Wada Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-360)
Nisei male. Born July 12, 1930, in Redlands, California. Spend childhood in Redlands before Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to Redlands and continued school. Served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.

(This material …

Nancy Shimotsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-391)
vh Nancy Shimotsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-391)
Nisei female. Born July 23, 1922, in Dominguez Hills, California. Grew up in Dominguez Hills, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived for several years in Chicago, Illinois, before returned to California. Became a dietition after …
Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji Interview (ddr-densho-1000-258)
vh Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji Interview (ddr-densho-1000-258)
Nisei female. Born April 30, 1928, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, where father was a prominent medical physician. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp with family to work on a sugar beet farm in Colorado, and eventually returned to Los Angeles, where father …
Hy Shishino Interview (ddr-densho-1000-386)
vh Hy Shishino Interview (ddr-densho-1000-386)
Nisei male. Born June 25, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area where parents owned a flower shop. During World War II removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp and worked in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for several years before returning to Los …
Shoso
vh Shoso "Sho" Nomura Interview (ddr-densho-1004-17)
Nisei male. Born October 1, 1918, in Southern California. During World War II, removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Joined the Military Intelligence Service and served with the Dixie Mission, a U.S. Army Observation Group, a U.S. effort to establish official relations with the Communist Party of China and the People's Liberation Army.

(This …

Letter from Kaneji Domoto to Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-329-874)
doc Letter from Kaneji Domoto to Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-329-874)
Letter from Taliesin. Kan is working in the Taliesin kitchen, working on designing and fixing up his room as his main solo creative project, and working with other fellows on landscaping a hillside for which they are sourcing local plants from the area His old boss, landscape architect Shogo Myaida, has invited him back to work …
Sat Kuwamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-7)
vh Sat Kuwamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-7)
Nisei male. Born February 25, 1922, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Fresno, where parents ran several retail stores. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, graduated from the Missouri School of Mines. Returned to Fresno after World War II.

(This material …

Nikki Bridges Interview (ddr-densho-1012-15)
vh Nikki Bridges Interview (ddr-densho-1012-15)
Nisei female. Born February 2, 1911, and grew up in California. During World War II, removed to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, worked in the War Relocation Authority office in San Francisco.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business. …

Narrator Carolyn Takeshita

Sansei female. Born June 2, 1937 in Los Angeles, California. Family removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona, and resettled in Denver, Colorado, after World War II. Moved to Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1950. Returned to Colorado and attended high school and college in Denver. Worked as a speech pathologist and educator. Active in …

Narrator Misako Shigekawa

Nisei female. Born January 2, 1909, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California, attending the University of Southern California before World War II and graduating with a degree in pharmacy. Married and was living in Terminal Island, California, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After being removed from Terminal Island, moved to …

Narrator Frank Hiratsuka

Nisei male. Born July 16, 1926, in Alviso, California. Lived in various places in California as a child. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, family moved to Reedley, California, in an attempt to avoid incarceration, but were removed when the exclusion zone extended to Reedley. Sent to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. …

Narrator Miyoko Kaneta

Nisei female. Born December 16, 1926, in El Centro, California. Grew up in various places in California, where parents owned a barbershop. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with her family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, resettled in Hazelton, Idaho, and Oakland, California, before moving to Seattle, Washington. After the war, …

Narrator Florence Ohmura Dobashi

Nisei female. Born October 26, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in several cities in California where father was a minister, but was living in Riverside, California, when World War II broke out. During the war, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to finish high school in Ohio, then attended UC Berkeley …

Narrator Hatsuko Mary Higuchi

Nisei female. Born January 31, 1939, in Los Angeles County, California. At a young age, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona, with family. After leaving camp, returned to family's farm in Lawndale, California. Father passed away early, leaving her mother to run the farm. Hatsuko Mary became a teacher, establishing an education career in Torrance, …

Narrator Joe Takehara

Nisei male. Born April 2, 1932, in San Diego, California. Prior to World War II, father worked as a fisherman and mother worked in a fish cannery. Father passed away at an early age, leaving mother to raise eight children. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, temporarily moved to Sunnydale, California, before being sent to the …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 11 (September 13, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 11 (September 13, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-37)
Selected article titles: "Tutorial program natural for Sansei" (p. 1), "Monterey Park Nisei threatened over telephone" (p. 1), "Polish, Italian groups to fight defamation on TV" (p. 1), "Floor view of Republican convention excites Nisei" (p. 1), "How the Japanese Americans were treated in Arizona in mid-'30s and WW2 recalled after woman's question" (p. 1), "Sansei …
Lucy Nishina and Emiko Sasaki (ddr-csujad-38-272)
img Lucy Nishina and Emiko Sasaki (ddr-csujad-38-272)
Photographed are two young female children, Lucy Nishina and Emiko Sasaki, standing in front of a barrack, "I. Sasaki, S-09-F," at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. The handwritten note on the back side reads: Jerome Relocation Center, Amy-36 1/2" tall, 32 lbs, Lucy-37" tall 31 lbs. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the …
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