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Richard E. Yamashiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-333)
vh Richard E. Yamashiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-333)
Nisei male. Born February 13, 1929, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Hollywood, California, and was living there when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Parents signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and the family was transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, then designated as a …

Narrator Michiko Amatatsu Noritake

Nisei female. Born December 6, 1919, in Winslow, Washington. Was fired from job as a domestic following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, and later transferred to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Following World War II, returned to Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Hideo Hoshide Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-184)
vh Hideo Hoshide Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-184)
Nisei male. Born September 25, 1917, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in Tacoma except for living in Japan for several years at age four. Attended the University of Washington in Seattle, majoring in Political Science, Far Eastern Studies, with a minor in journalism. Prior to World War II, worked as sports editor for community newspaper, The …
Hideo Hoshide Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-185)
vh Hideo Hoshide Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-185)
Nisei male. Born September 25, 1917, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in Tacoma except for living in Japan for several years at age four. Attended the University of Washington in Seattle, majoring in Political Science, Far Eastern Studies, with a minor in journalism. Prior to World War II, worked as sports editor for community newspaper, The …

Narrator Tatsukichi Moritani

Nisei male. Born October 24, 1916, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Chicago before eventually returning to Bainbridge Island. Worked for the Washington State Ferries for forty years until retirement in 2005.

Narrator Sadayoshi Omoto

Nisei male. Born October 5, 1922, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Was attending the University of Washington when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Was drafted into the military and served with the Military Intelligence Service.

Narrator Mae Iseri Yamada

Nisei female. Born August 22, 1918, in Thomas, Washington. Grew up in Thomas, where parents ran a grocery store and farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Married in camp, and went to work in Weiser, Idaho, and Ontario, Oregon. After the war, returned …

Narrator Tats Kojima

Nisei male. Born July 31, 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 Frank Isamu Kikuchi

Nisei male. Born October 21, 1924, and during childhood lived in various places in the Midwest, Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California. Was a high school student when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and after camp returned to Los Angeles.

Narrator Kazuko Nakao

Nisei female. Born December 13, 1919, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp California, then later transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Married while in Minidoka, and returned to Bainbridge Island after World War II.

Narrator Yukiko Takahashi

Nisei female. Born April 20, 1922. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Was working as a maid in Seattle when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.

Narrator Victor Takemoto

Nisei male. Born October 27, 1926, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Parents were strawberry farmers before World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California. Unlike most Bainbridge Island Japanese Americans, did not transfer to the Minidoka, Idaho, concentration camp. Returned to Bainbridge Island after the war, and attended …

Narrator Dotti Yasuko Tagawa Reisbord

Nisei-Sansei female. Born May 9, 1941, in Seattle Washington. An infant when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, family was sent to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, family returned to Seattle, where Dotti attended school. After high school, moved to Southern California, raised a family, and became a teacher …

Narrator Shimako "Sally" Kitano

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.

Narrator Joe Seto

Nisei male. Born 1924 in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in Tacoma, where father worked for a produce business. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp temporarily to work harvesting sugar beets for a sugar company. Drafted into the army in 1945. …

Narrator Kazuko Uno Bill

Nisei female. Born June 5, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Raised in South Park, Washington where family operated a small produce farm. Attended Cleveland High School and the University of Washington. Was in senior year of college on December 7, 1941. Father picked up by FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and sent to Missoula internment …

Narrator Masako Yoshida

Nisei female. Born July 14, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Spent early years in Seattle before family moved to the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, where father worked as a janitor at a wholesale produce market. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to work in Detroit, …

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. …

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 Etsuko Ichikawa Osaki

Nisei female. Born February 19, 1931, in Fresno, California. Family moved to Seattle, Washington, where father became minister of the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, to be reunited with father, who was arrested by the …

Narrator Satoru Ichikawa

Nisei male. Born November 2, 1929, in Fresno, California. Moved with family at a young age to Seattle, Washington, where father was the minister of the Seattle Buddhist Temple. Father was arrested by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and removed to various Department of Justice internment camps. The rest of the family was …

Narrator Hannah Hirabayashi

Nisei-Sansei female. Born 1938 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the town of Christopher, now part of Auburn, Washington, where parents ran a grocery store. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and sent to the Fort Missoula internment camp, Montana. The rest of the family went to the Puyallup Assembly …

Narrator Hikaru Morohoshi

Kibei Nisei male. Born October 4, 1915, in Stockton, California. As a young child, sent to Japan to live with grandparents and attend school. Returned to California at age eighteen, and drafted into the U.S. military. Discharged from the army after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, Washington, and the Topaz concentration …

Narrator Richard E. Yamashiro

Nisei male. Born February 13, 1929, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Hollywood, California, and was living there when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Parents signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and the family was transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, then designated as a …

Narrator Betty Fumiye Ito

Nisei female. Born March 29, 1918, in Seattle, Washington, and spent childhood in Medina and Bellevue, Washington. While in high school was a member of the Bellevue Strawberry Festival's Queen's Court. In 1939 married Kenji Ito, a prominent Japanese American lawyer who practiced in Seattle. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, recounts her experiences as her …
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