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Narrator Frank Sumida

Nisei male. Born August 10, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. Grew up primarily in Los Angeles, California, where parents ran a restaurant. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, where he participating in running an organized gambling operation. Moved briefly to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before being sent to …

Narrator George Yamada

Nisei male. Born November 16, 1923, in Spokane, Washington. Spent childhood in downtown Spokane where parents ran the World Hotel. Father also worked as a mail handler for the Great Northern Railroad. Attended Lewis and Clark High School and Washington State University. During the war remembers seeing train cars pass through Spokane with Japanese Americans headed …

Narrator Hitoshi "Hank" Naito

Nisei male. Born April 20, 1926, in San Diego, California. Grew up in Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Family was transferred to Tule Lake in response to father's answers on the so-called …

Narrator Marian Asao Kurosu

Issei female. Born March 10, 1907, in Fukui prefecture, Japan. Graduated from Jinai Girls School. After grandfather's death, came to Seattle, Washington in 1924 to join father and uncle, working in family-run agricultural greenhouse. Arranged marriage to Mr. Roy Naoe Kurosu, an Issei working in Tacoma sawmills. Started new greenhouse in Sunnydale, Washington until all people …
Bill Hosokawa Interview (ddr-densho-122-26)
vh Bill Hosokawa Interview (ddr-densho-122-26)
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 …

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 …
Japanese American playing a board game (ddr-densho-37-428)
img Japanese American playing a board game (ddr-densho-37-428)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. An early immigrant from Japan, now residing at Heart Mountain, after evacuation from West Coast areas, reaches for a pawn in a game of Shogi, similar in characters and playing to chess. Although previously mumbling in Japanese, startled by the camera flas, the old gent let …
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-37-429)
img Japanese American family (ddr-densho-37-429)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Bill Hosokawa, Editor of the Sentinel, Heart Mountain Relocation Center newspaper, and the Nisei leader in center activities, and American citizen, a graduate of the University of Washington, former West Coast reporter and foreign correspondent. Bill has traveled throughout the Orient, has lived in Tokyo and …
Japanese Americans working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-459)
img Japanese Americans working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-459)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Trimming the assembled Sentinels is George Tokoshige, while Reports Officer Vaughn Mechau and Sentianl Editor, Bill Hosokawa check for the hundredth time for possible makeup or printing errors.
Departure from camp (ddr-densho-37-430)
img Departure from camp (ddr-densho-37-430)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Reversing the scenes of nearly three years ago when ttrian after train brought more than 11,000 evacuees from the West Coast. Heart Mountain residents now are bidding goodbye to friends and neigbors as they return to their homes or depart for new homes and work throughtout …
Japanese Americans creating an ice skating rink (ddr-densho-37-794)
img Japanese Americans creating an ice skating rink (ddr-densho-37-794)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. A crew of firemen and volunteer helpers man the fire hose in flooding an ice skating rink at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center.
Hospital emergency entrance and ambulance (ddr-densho-37-797)
img Hospital emergency entrance and ambulance (ddr-densho-37-797)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Scene at the emergancy entrance of the Heart Mountain Hospital, as obstetrics case is brought in.
Japanese American working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-461)
img Japanese American working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-461)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. In the press room of the Cody Enterprise, Bill Hosokawa, Editor of the Sentinel, Heart Mountain Relocation newspaper, pulls a galley proof. Aside from being editor of the paper, Bill, on press night, sets type, prepares makeup, locks forms, and performs all the tasks pertinent to …
Japanese American working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-460)
img Japanese American working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-460)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain Wyoming. In the press room of the Cody Enterprise, Bill Hosokawa, Editor of the Sentinel, Heart Mountain Relocation Center newspaper, sets type for the final makeup of the weekly edition. Bill, a former foreign correspondent and Washington U. graduate, sets type, pulls proofs, operates the linotype, locks …
Japanese American working in a field (ddr-densho-37-793)
img Japanese American working in a field (ddr-densho-37-793)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Land cleared of sagebrush last fall and corrugated against wind erosion. Assistant Farm Superintendent, Eiichi Sakauye, checking the moisture for early spring crop planting.
Japanese Americans purchasing camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-458)
img Japanese Americans purchasing camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-458)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Customers line up at the counter as the Sentinel, Heart Mountain Relocation Center 8 page tabloid newspaper is delivered. Center news and views found in the Sentinel pages is enthusiastically accepted by center residents of Japanese ancestry, evcauated from west coast defense areas.
Camp Boy Scouts (ddr-densho-37-427)
img Camp Boy Scouts (ddr-densho-37-427)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Boy Scouts conducting a morning flag raising ceremony at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center. Where persons of Japanese ancestry, evacuated from West Coast defennse areas, now reside.
Heart Mountain General Information Bulletin Series 24 (October 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-97-94)
doc Heart Mountain General Information Bulletin Series 24 (October 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-97-94)
Selected article titles: "Make Plans for Self-Government System" (p. 1), "Formal Opening of Court Slated Monday" (p. 1), "Heart Mountain Granted Priority on School Materials" (p. 3), "Two Physicians Added to Medical Staff" (p. 4), "Dry Goods Store Has Cigarette Stand" (p. 4), "Scrap Lumber Now Available to Colonists" (p. 5).
Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 30 (July 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-138)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 30 (July 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-138)
Selected article titles: "Byrnes Aids Evacuees' Position. Assistant to President Praises Nisei Soldiers in Official Statement" (p. 1), "Tule Lake Named for Segregees" (p. 1), "Relocating Family Groups Being Considered by WRA" (p. 1), "Editorial: Getting Back to Business" (p. 4), "Relocation Prospects: No Housing Shortage in New York" (p. 5).
Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 266 (January 4, 1945) (ddr-densho-97-481)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 266 (January 4, 1945) (ddr-densho-97-481)
Selected article titles: "Near Crisis Averted to Coal Reported on the Way" (p. 1), "Pamphlets on Pennsylvania Available at Relocation Library" (p. 1), "Copies of Heart Mountain Directory Available Tomorrow" (p. 2).
Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 141 (November 2, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-364)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 141 (November 2, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-364)
Selected article titles: "More Job Offers Received at Outside Employment Office" (p. 1), "Wills Drawn for Residents by Project Attorney" (p. 1), "Notice to Former Tule Lake Residents" (p. 1), "Equipment to be Installed in Recreation Halls" (p. 1).
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