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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2068 (November 9, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2068 (November 9, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-44)
Selected article titles: "JACL to Develop TV Series on Japanese Americans" (p. 1), "Return Urged for Little Tokyo 'Northside'" (p. 1), "Asian American Music on 'Arista' Label: 'Hiroshima' Sounds Going Nationwide" (p. 3), and "A Background Report: Japan-U.S. Friendship Act" (p. 4).
Nakano family's house (ddr-csujad-5-17)
Nakano family's house (ddr-csujad-5-17)
A photograph of the Nakano family's house in Hiroshima, Japan, taken in August 1951. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_001
Mourners at the funeral of Fumi Oshima's sister (ddr-densho-395-107)
img Mourners at the funeral of Fumi Oshima's sister (ddr-densho-395-107)
Mourners pose for a photograph at the funeral of Fumi Oshima's sister at a church. Fumi's sister died during the bombing of Hiroshima while visiting Japan. Seiso Bitow and his daughter Nobi are standing on the front row, fourth and fifth from the right.
Mourners at the funeral of Fumi Oshima's sister (ddr-densho-395-106)
img Mourners at the funeral of Fumi Oshima's sister (ddr-densho-395-106)
Mourners pose next to flower arrangements at the funeral of Fumi Oshima's sister. Fumi's sister died during the bombing of Hiroshima while visiting Japan. Accompanying materials state that Fumi was best friends with Ikuko Bitow Chan. Seiso Bitow is standing, second from the left.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 10 (September 05,1969) (ddr-pc-41-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 10 (September 05,1969) (ddr-pc-41-36)
Select article titles: "16-day Japan Week in San Francisco Starts Today" (p. 1); "Insure American Dream" (p. 1); "N.Y. Asian Americans remember Hiroshima-Nagasaki Holocausts" (p. 3); "Youth Commission meeting productive" (p. 4); "Dr. Noguchi trial may be precedent for Canada Nisei" (p. 6).
Imperial Japanese Government passport = 日本帝國海外旅券, Koyuta Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-536)
doc Imperial Japanese Government passport = 日本帝國海外旅券, Koyuta Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-536)
A Japanese passport issued for Koyuta Masukawa from Hiroshima, Japan. English and French translations attached. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_03_001
[Sueno, Kamekichi, Hideo, and Sawako Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-14)
img [Sueno, Kamekichi, Hideo, and Sawako Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-14)
Photographed are Sueno Nakano and probably Kamekichi, Hideo, and Sawako Nakano. It is probably taken in Hiroshima, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_009
Emperor Hirohito announcing the surrender of Japan (ddr-densho-299-141)
img Emperor Hirohito announcing the surrender of Japan (ddr-densho-299-141)
Caption: "As the dreams of conquest vanish with the A-bomb destruction of Hiroshima and / Nagasaki, Emperor Hirohito, sovereign of Japan, wearing his uniform for the last / time, goes forth to announce the bitter news of 'surrender.' / This photo and next page were confiscated from Japanese newspaper files."
Pacific Citizen, Whole No. 2,264, Vol. 97, No. 20 (November 11, 1983) (ddr-pc-55-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Whole No. 2,264, Vol. 97, No. 20 (November 11, 1983) (ddr-pc-55-44)
Selected article titles: "JACL message disseminated throughout Japan by press, TV" (p. 1), "Vincent Chin killers face grand jury indictment" (p. 1), "Marutani to recount life on CWRIC" (p. 7), "Nisei-Retirement Group compiling Issei pidgin English" (p. 9), "Hiroshima Kenjin most numerous in pre-1940 Japanese emigration" (p. 12).

Narrator Nobuko Miyake-Stoner

Japanese female. Born Feburary 10, 1952, in Hiroshima, Japan. Descendant of survivors of the atomic bombing in 1945. Father was a kamikaze pilot during World War II who was unable to fulfill his mission due to the war's end. Nobuko attended the Hiroshima Jogakuin, a missionary school established for young women. Graduated with an M.A. in …
Sueno [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-12)
Sueno [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-12)
A photograph of Sueno Nakano at age 54. She is a sister of Tomeyo Okine. It is probably taken in Hiroshima, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_007
Letter from Megumi Sasaki  to Mr. S. Okine, January 22, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-244)
doc Letter from Megumi Sasaki to Mr. S. Okine, January 22, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-244)
A letter from Megumi Sasaki in Hiroshima, Japan to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Megumi introduces himself as though he has never met them nor been in contact with them before. He is a son of Matsuyo Sasaki and a brother of Minoru Sasaki. He explains that he was drafted into the Japanese military in 1944 and …
Family photograph (ddr-densho-154-1)
img Family photograph (ddr-densho-154-1)
Photo donor's aunt, Masako Nakagawa, pictured with husband Masato, holding their infant daughter Seiko. Also in the photograph are Masako's uncle and aunt, the Yamasakis. Masako was born in Seattle, Washington, but was sent back to Japan at a young age and never returned to the U.S. She died of disease in Hiroshima during World War …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 41 No. 2 (July 8, 1955) (ddr-pc-27-27)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 41 No. 2 (July 8, 1955) (ddr-pc-27-27)
Selected article titles: "Hillings introduces new claims bill to best criticism" (p. 1), "Many strandees in Japan giving up attempts to restore American citizenship; red tape, office help being blamed" (p. 2), "Senate committee urges proscribed list of organizations be clarified" (p. 3), "Ex-Kamikaze pilot recalls Hiroshima destruction, now working in Chicago" (p. 5.
Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 19, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-124)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 19, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-124)
A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. This letter is written in Japan where Masao is stationed as a U.S. military soldier and mailed via San Francisco by the U.S. Army Postal Service. Masao describes his stay in Japan, being transferred from Sagamihara, Kanagawa, to Tokyo, possibly being …
Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 83 (ddr-densho-1000-153-83)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 83 (ddr-densho-1000-153-83)
Taking a side trip to Hiroshima while stationed in Japan

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of his life experiences are similar to those who do identify themselves as such.

Letter from Masao Okine to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, April 23, [1946] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-291)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, April 23, [1946] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-291)
A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He writes from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei soldier. He reports to his parents about their relatives and friends in Hiroshima: He took ten days vacation to visit Hiroshima and found that the Hiroshima City was completely destroyed by the atomic …
Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-11)
Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-11)
A photograph of Sawako Nakano at age 15. Sawako is a niece of Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. It is taken by Tonen Hisashi in Hiroshima, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_006
Family photo (ddr-csujad-11-183)
img Family photo (ddr-csujad-11-183)
A group photo of a family all wearing kimono. It is probably taken in Hiroshima, Japan. From page 68 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_68_001
Letters from Jokichi Yamanaka and Itsuko Nakatomi to Seiichi and Tameyo Okie, June 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-259)
doc Letters from Jokichi Yamanaka and Itsuko Nakatomi to Seiichi and Tameyo Okie, June 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-259)
Contains two letters and one envelope. Both letters are written by Jokichi Yamanaka and Istuko Nakatomi in Hiroshima, Japan, and enclosed in the same envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_89_001-003
[Sueno, Kamekichi, Yaeko, Sawako, and Hideo Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-13)
[Sueno, Kamekichi, Yaeko, Sawako, and Hideo Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-13)
Photographed are Sueno Nakano and probably Kamekichi, Yaeko, Sawako, and Hideo Nakano. It is presumably taken in Hiroshima, Japan. The backside's note indicates that they are drinking sake. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_008
Letters from Naoji, Miyuki, and Natsue Okine to Seiichi Okine, December 31, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-248)
doc Letters from Naoji, Miyuki, and Natsue Okine to Seiichi Okine, December 31, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-248)
Contains three letters and one envelope. The letters are written by Naoji, Miyuki, and Natsue Okine in Hiroshima, Japan and enclosed into one envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_79_001-004
Letters from Naoji Okine and Haruto Okine to Seichi Okine, August 5, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-221)
doc Letters from Naoji Okine and Haruto Okine to Seichi Okine, August 5, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-221)
Contains two letters written by Naoji and Haruto Okine in Hiroshima, Japan to Seiichi Okine. Both letters are written in Japanese and enclosed in the same envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_60_001-003
Letters from Naoji and Kenjiro Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 23, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-152)
doc Letters from Naoji and Kenjiro Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 23, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-152)
Contains two letters and an envelope. The letters are written by brothers of Seiichi Okine in Hiroshima, Japan, Naoji and Kenjiro Okine. Both letters are enclosed in an envelope and mailed by Masao Okine who is stationed in Japan as a U.S. Army soldier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Kanji Sahara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-448)
vh Kanji Sahara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-448)
Issei male. Born April 4, 1934, in Hiroshima, Japan, while mother and older siblings were visiting Japan for an extended period. Came to the United States at a few months old, and grew up in the Uptown area of Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the …
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