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Four Miss Hawaii pageant finalists posing for a photograph (ddr-njpa-2-387)
img Four Miss Hawaii pageant finalists posing for a photograph (ddr-njpa-2-387)
Caption on reverse: "MISS HAWAII PAGEANT FINALISTS: Pictured above are the four young women who were chosen last night as finalists in the preliminary round of the 1951 Miss Hawaii pageant sponsored by the Honolulu Junior Chamber of Commerce. They will compete in the finals Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against four more finalists who will be ...

Narrator Jane Komeiji

Nisei female. Born July 7, 1925, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in the community of Aala, a vibrant neighborhood of Japanese American businesses, where family ran a dry goods store. Established a career in education, and became involved in various community organizations.
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-92-20)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-92-20)
Working as a warehouse foreman, accused of selling goods on the black-market

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-92-3)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-92-3)
Expectations of life in Japan: "Nobody there is gonna say, 'You look different'"

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 54 (ddr-densho-1000-92-54)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 54 (ddr-densho-1000-92-54)
Author Solly Ganor recalls being liberated by the 552nd Field Artillery Battalion soldier

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-92-22)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-92-22)
Attending a meeting to decide how to answer the so-called "loyalty questions"

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-92-17)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-92-17)
Life in Poston concentration camp: people were "fainting like flies" from the heat

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Narrator Yutaka Inokuchi

Nisei male. Born August 25, 1924, in Waipahu, Hawaii. Grew up on the Waipahu sugar plantation where parents worked. Was attending Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Father was picked up by the FBI and eventually interned in the Honouliuli POW camp. Mr. Inokuchi got a job in the ...
Testimony of Earl Nishimura (ddr-densho-67-139)
doc Testimony of Earl Nishimura (ddr-densho-67-139)
Written testimony of Earl Nishimura, President of the Honolulu, Hawaii, Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-92-15)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-92-15)
Treatment by Caucasians in the community after the Pearl Harbor bombing, "Them dirty Japs..."

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-92-33)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-92-33)
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team earns the nickname "Little Iron Men" from the Germans

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-92-23)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-92-23)
Parents' reaction to decision to fight in WWII, "He's nothing but a little kid"

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 53 (ddr-densho-1000-92-53)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 53 (ddr-densho-1000-92-53)
Israel honors the 552nd Field Artillery Battalion who helped to liberate death camp survivors

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Daniel Inouye Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-28-13)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-28-13)
First battle: "after a while you learn to control fear"

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter in ...

Daniel Inouye Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-28-1)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-28-1)
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a special breed

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter in length than ...

Daniel Inouye Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-28-7)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-28-7)
Doing whatever it takes to be accepted for service

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter in length ...

Daniel Inouye Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-28-16)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-28-16)
The Battle of the "Lost Battalion," 800 casualties

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter in length than ...

Daniel Inouye Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-28-5)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-28-5)
The call for military volunteers: running to sign up

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter in length ...

Daniel Inouye Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-28-18)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-28-18)
Serving as a military officer, tactics for lowering the casualty rate

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter ...

Daniel Inouye Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-28-11)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-28-11)
Fighting for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team: a segregated unit

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter in ...

Narrator Eric K. Yamamoto

Sansei male. Born 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Attended law school at UC Berkeley, California and became involved with the Asian Law Caucus. After graduating, returned to Hawaii. In the 1980s, left job in Hawaii and moved to the Bay Area to become a member of the pro bono legal team for Korematsu v. United States, a ...

Narrator Arthur Nishimoto

Nisei male. Born August 28, 1923, in Honolulu, Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, volunteered for the army and served in Europe with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. After discharge, was called back to active duty and served with the U.S. Counterintelligence Corps in Japan.
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-92-18)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-92-18)
Recruited to become a mess hall cook at fourteen years old in Poston concentration camp

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-92-30)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-92-30)
The dedication of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team officers to the men in their unit

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 52 (ddr-densho-1000-92-52)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 52 (ddr-densho-1000-92-52)
Recalling a friend's death by friendly fire, searching for his grave at Arlington National Cemetery

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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