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Letter from Miyuki Matsuura to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, October 30, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-214)
doc Letter from Miyuki Matsuura to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, October 30, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-214)
A letter from Miyuki Matsuura to her uncle and aunt, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She thanks them for the chrysanthemums they grew and sent to her. She keeps some of the flowers in her parlor and some of the flowers on Mrs. Freitas' grave. She includes updates on her work including finishing picking tomatoes and starting …
Jack Dairiki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-325)
vh Jack Dairiki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-325)
Kibei male. Born December 25, 1930 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento where parents ran a hotel. In 1941, traveled to Japan with father to Japan, then could not return to the United States because of impending war. Was living in Hiroshima when the United States dropped the atomic bomb in 1945. Returned to the …

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 Asano Terao

Issei female. Born 1897 in Hiroshima, Japan. Graduated from Shintoku Jikka Girls' High School. Married Mr. Shizuto Terao, an Issei who returned to Japan temporarily from the U.S., through an arranged marriage, and immigrated to the U.S. Lived in Seattle until they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, to stay with her cousin in the spring …
Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 84 (ddr-densho-1000-153-84)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 84 (ddr-densho-1000-153-84)
Reactions to visiting Hiroshima after the atomic bombing

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.

Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 85 (ddr-densho-1000-153-85)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 85 (ddr-densho-1000-153-85)
Reuniting with mother in Hiroshima after the war

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 Edwin Matsuura to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, April 25, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-203)
doc Letter from Edwin Matsuura to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, April 25, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-203)
A letter from Edwin Takashi Matsuura to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. The letter includes general correspondence, enquiring about the health and well-being of the Okine family. He also encloses a letter from Jokichi Yamanaka in Hiroshima, Japan, addressing the Okines. The arrival date of the letter, April 25, 1947, is recorded on the backside of the …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 21 No. 7 (August 18, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-33)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 21 No. 7 (August 18, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-33)
Selected article titles: "Believe V-J Will Not Affect WRA Closing Program; Quota System for Return Disclosed" (p. 1), "National VFW Sends Apology To Nisei Over Rejection. Regret Told Over 'Stupidity' Of Spokane Unit in Refusing Application of Wounded Veteran" (p. 1), "Bulletin! 442nd to Help Occupy Japan!" (p. 1), "Five Segregees Held Illegally, ACLU Charges" (p. …
Izumi Hirano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-317)
vh Izumi Hirano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-317)
Kibei male. Born February 25, 1929, in Hilo, Hawaii. At the age of four, moved to Japan, where family operated a farm. Attended school in Japan during World War II. Was in school in Hiroshima when the United States dropped the atomic bomb in 1945. Survived the bombing along with mother and brother. In 1949, returned …
Letter from Masao Okine to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, April 3, [1946?] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-273)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, April 3, [1946?] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-273)
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 thanks his parents for their letters and package containing Masao's requested items. He informs that he is doing well working as a truck driver, and is going to take ten days …
Nori Masuda Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1010-10-28)
vh Nori Masuda Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1010-10-28)
Visiting relatives in Hiroshima, deciding to stay and work in Japan

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department …

Floyd Schmoe Interview II Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-86-5)
vh Floyd Schmoe Interview II Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-86-5)
Building homes in Hiroshima, Japan after the atomic bombing

In this interview Mr. Schmoe refers to Aki Kurose, a former employee, fellow Quaker, peace activist, and long-time friend. At the time of this interview, Ms. Kurose had recently passed away after a long struggle with cancer. At the time of this interview, Mr. Schmoe is 102 …

Narrator James Yamazaki

Nisei male. Born in 1916. Grew up in the Los Angeles area, where father was a Buddhist minister. Attended medical school before World War II. During the war, served in the U.S. Army as a doctor with the 106th Infantry Division in Europe. Captured during the Battle of the Bulge and was held in several prisoner …
Paul Satoh Interview (ddr-densho-1021-9)
vh Paul Satoh Interview (ddr-densho-1021-9)
Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1936, Paul Satoh spent a happy childhood as the only child of a chemist and a homemaker. Satoh's extended family included an uncle who had studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his wife, a US-born Nikkei from Hawai'i who occasionally had received a "care pack from the United …
Pacific Citizen Vol. 21 No. 23 (ddr-densho-121-4)
doc Pacific Citizen Vol. 21 No. 23 (ddr-densho-121-4)
Selected article titles: "Chicago Nisei Lieutenant Finds Mother, Brother Alive in Atom-Bombed City of Hiroshima" (p. 1), "New Escheat Case Filed by State in Fresno County" (p. 1), "Japan Occupation Ineffective Without Nisei GIs, Says Moore" (p. 1), "Aged Evacuee Hangs Self at Tule Lake Center" (p. 1), "Anti-Nisei Boycott Dropped By Los Angeles Market Union" …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 25 No. 2 (July 19, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-29)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 25 No. 2 (July 19, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-29)
Selected article titles: "House Committee Clears Way For Debate, Vote This Week On Evacuee Claims Proposal" (p. 1), "Senate Passes Amendment to Soldier Brides Act. Will Permit Entry Into U.S. of 'Ineligible Alien' Spouses of American Servicemen" (p. 1), "JACL Committee in Japan Discusses Assistance to Nisei" (p. 1), "Real Estate Operator's Plan For Exclusion of …
James Yamazaki Interview Segment 36 (ddr-densho-1000-175-36)
vh James Yamazaki Interview Segment 36 (ddr-densho-1000-175-36)
Being asked to go to Japan to conduct a research study after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do …

Asano Terao Interview II Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-109-1)
vh Asano Terao Interview II Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-109-1)
Anticipating war between the U.S. and Japan (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese and was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terao's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in English in order to …

Asano Terao Interview I Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-108-21)
vh Asano Terao Interview I Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-108-21)
Arranged marriage; system of inheritance in Japan (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese and was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terao's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in English in order to …

Asano Terao Interview II Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-109-32)
vh Asano Terao Interview II Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-109-32)
Corresponding infrequently with family in Japan (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese and was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terao's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in English in order to recreate …

Tadashi Sakuma Interview (ddr-densho-1001-34)
vh Tadashi Sakuma Interview (ddr-densho-1001-34)
Nisei male. Born May 20, 1913, in Hiroshima, Japan, and immigrated to the United States at the age of eleven. Lived on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, later transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Moses Lake, Washington, for a time before …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 48, No. 9 (February 27, 1959) (ddr-pc-31-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 48, No. 9 (February 27, 1959) (ddr-pc-31-9)
Selected article titles: "Wakamatsu calls for 50,000 in JACL ranks" (p. 1), "JACL-sponsored bill repealing Idaho anti-miscegenation law passes both houses" (p. 1), "Father of author of 'Home Again' vows film will be made" (p. 1), "Holder of top award from Garden Club of America, an Issei widow, revisits Japan" (p. 2), "Hiroshima social worker completes …
Mitsue Matsui Interview (ddr-densho-1008-3)
vh Mitsue Matsui Interview (ddr-densho-1008-3)
Nisei female. Born November 3, 1918, in San Francisco, California. As a young woman, entire family visited Japan for ten months, where she acquired the skill of Japanese typing at the Kumahira Typist Yoseisho in Hiroshima. Returned to the U.S. with most of her family (eldest brother remained in Japan) and was working at the Japanese …

Narrator Floyd Schmoe

White male. Born September 21, 1895. Sixth generation Quaker and an internationally recognized pacifist and peace activist. He was a forest ecologist, marine biologist, college professor, and leader of many volunteer service groups. During World War II, he was a leader in persuading colleges outside of the evacuation zone to accept Japanese American students, and in …
Yuriko Furubayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1021-7)
vh Yuriko Furubayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1021-7)
Yuriko Furubayashi was born in 1927 in Waimea, Hawai'i, as one of the ten children of the family. Her father had come to Hawai'i from Hiroshima in the mid-1910s as a contract worker on a pineapple plantation. He grew vegetables and kept chickens around the house to help feed the family. Her mother cooked Japanese food …
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