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Narrator Frank T. Sata

Nisei male. Born March 20, 1933, in Los Angeles, California, where father worked as a photographer. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, transferring to Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Moved to Guadalupe, California, living in a Buddhist church …
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.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a …

Narrator Elsie Uyematsu Osajima

Nisei female. Born July 25, 1925, in Pasadena, California. Grew up in Pasadena, where parents ran a small market. Removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, during World War II, then to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to attend college in Nebraska, then married and returned to California. Worked for many years at …

Narrator Kiyoko Masuda

Sansei female. Born May 4, 1940, in Alameda, California. During World War II, as an infant, was sent with family to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, then to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, family lived for over a year in Dayton, Ohio, before returning to Alameda. Kiyo grew up in Alameda, eventually …

Narrator Amy Uyematsu

Sansei female. Born in 1947 in Pasadena, California. Parents were incarcerated at the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, during World War II. Graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a mathematics degree. Taught math for more than thirty years in the Los Angeles Unified Schools. Began publishing poetry …

Narrator Alfred "Al" Miyagishima

Nisei male. Born December 2, 1926, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Family operated grocery store prior to World War II. Moved to Stockton, California, due to father's illness. Removed to Stockton Assembly Center and Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Resettled in Nebraska and finished high school. Drafted into the army in 1945, and joined family in Denver, Colorado, …

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 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 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 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 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 …
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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 …

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. …
Yosh Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-385)
vh Yosh Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-385)
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 …
Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-374)
vh Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-374)
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 Yoshimi Matsuura

Nisei male. Born May 3, 1918, in Fowler, California. Grew up in Fowler, eventually running family's farm prior to World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, married and was removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp for Minneapolis, Minnesota, to join the National Youth Administration (NYA) for training. Upon arrival, was …

Narrator June M. Hoshida Honma

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 …
Ryo Imamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-27)
vh Ryo Imamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-27)
Sansei male, born April 28, 1944, in the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. His father was the late Rev. Kanmo Imamura, a former Bishop of Hawaii and a minister for the Hawaii Kyodan and the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA). His mother Jane Imamura composed many of the children's gathas sung in the Dharma Schools. Both …

Narrator Ryo Imamura

Sansei male, born 1944 in the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. His father was the late Rev. Kanmo Imamura, a former Bishop of Hawaii and a minister for the Hawaii Kyodan and the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA). His mother Jane Imamura composed many of the children's gathas sung in the Dharma Schools. Both of his …
Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 93 (August 5, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-134)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 93 (August 5, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-134)
Selected article titles: "Trends: Cost of Living Shows Increase" (p. 1), "Segregation" (p. 1), "Pre-July 15 'No' to 'Yes' Change in LCB Group. Similar Interviews for 'Stop' List" (p. 1), "Editorial: Striking Contrast" (p. 2).
Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 97 (August 14, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-139)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 97 (August 14, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-139)
Selected article titles: "Service: Nurses Aides to be Honored" (p. 1), "Public Works Seeks Volunteers" (p. 1), "Cold Storage Plans Approved" (p. 1), "Editorial: Riots vs. Democracy" (p. 2), "Graves Clarifies Evacuee Police Authority, Duties" (p. 3), "Mischief Maker Lands in Jail" (p. 4).
Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 38 (November 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-190)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 38 (November 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-190)
Selected article titles: "Council Forms Committee to Study Housing Problems" (p. 1), "Arizona: Anti-Japanese Law Goes to Supreme Court" (p. 1), "Editorial: Dubious Succor" (p. 2), "Church Sermon Attacks Racism" (p. 2).
Gila Co-op News, Vol. I No. 6 (November 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-189)
doc Gila Co-op News, Vol. I No. 6 (November 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-189)
Selected article titles: "Co-op Sets Up New Store" (p. 1), "Center Requires Control of Private Enterprises" (p. 1), "Do Racists Need Education" (p. 1), "Newcomers in Co-op" (p. 1).
Gila Bulletin, Vol. I No. 5 (September 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-141-434)
doc Gila Bulletin, Vol. I No. 5 (September 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-141-434)
Selected article titles: "Suitcases to be Picked Up at Houses" (p. 1), "Relocation Drops Population to 3,340" (p. 1), "Shotaro Hidaka Reports on Housing, Business in Chicago" (p. 3).
Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 103 (April 18, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-258)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 103 (April 18, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-258)
Selected article titles: "Jerome to Send 2,000 to Gila" (p. 1), "Protest Victims Find Employment" (p. 1), "Readjusted Government Strengthens Ex. Board" (p. 1), "Editorial: Goodwill Mission" (p. 2), "Nisei Lieutenant Describes Army" (p. 2), "Army Sentences Nisei Soldiers" (p. 3), "Don't Let Children Play with Matches" (p. 3), "Tucson: Superintendent Praises Rivers School System" (p. …
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