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Akira Otani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-321)
vh Akira Otani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-321)
Nisei male. Born January 26, 1921, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu where father owned a successful fish auction business. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, volunteered for the Hawaiian Territorial Guard. Eventually was able to join the U.S. Army, and served in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Returned to Honolulu …
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vh William "Bill" Kaneko Interview (ddr-densho-1020-11)
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the Redress Movement, the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA) was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. As President of the Honolulu chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, worked with the ORA from 1989 to 1998. Later pursued a legal career in Honolulu with …

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.

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 …
Edward H. Mitsukado Interview (ddr-densho-1007-4)
vh Edward H. Mitsukado Interview (ddr-densho-1007-4)
Nisei male. Born June 1, 1912, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu, where father ran a taxi business. Was serving with the Hawaii Territorial 298th Infantry when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Went to the mainland for training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. Transferred to the Military Intelligence Service and was asked to help select the Nisei …
Harriet Sato Masunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-389)
vh Harriet Sato Masunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-389)
Nisei female. Born November 25, 1930, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in the Aala neighborhood of Honolulu before the war, where parents operated a hat cleaning business. Directly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and interned in several camps.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from …

Members of a Japanese dance troupe posing with Honolulu Rotarians (ddr-njpa-2-519)
img Members of a Japanese dance troupe posing with Honolulu Rotarians (ddr-njpa-2-519)
Caption on reverse: "TAKARAZUKA GIRLS GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: All 25 members of the visiting Takarazuka Troupe from Japan were guests of the West Honolulu Rotary Club at its regular weekly luncheon meeting Friday noon at Kewalo Inn. Above, left to right, are: Yuko Minami, Ayako Fujishiro, the Rev. Samuel Keala, pastor of the Kamakapili Church and …
An Aloha Week king holding a trophy and queen holding an orchid (ddr-njpa-2-571)
img An Aloha Week king holding a trophy and queen holding an orchid (ddr-njpa-2-571)
Caption on reverse: "Royalty visits orchid show: King William Aipalena Kuloloia and Queen Leah Ching of Aloha Week visited the Honolulu Academy of Arts this morning as the annual exhibit of the Honolulu Orchid Society opened a three-day show. The King is holding the prize wi... trophy while in the Queen's hand is a sample orchid. …
Raymond A. Spruance greeted by Gov. and Mrs. Samuel Wilder King (ddr-njpa-1-1828)
img Raymond A. Spruance greeted by Gov. and Mrs. Samuel Wilder King (ddr-njpa-1-1828)
Caption on reverse: "Enroute back to Manila post: Raymond A. Spruance, left, U.S. ambassador to the Philippines is shown being greeted by Gov. and Mrs. Samuel Wilder King at the Honolulu International airport, as he passed through Honolulu last night on his way back to Manila from Washington. The ambassador spent a week in Washington on …

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 …
Henry Bruno Yamada Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-105-1)
vh Henry Bruno Yamada Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-105-1)
Working on the cane plantations on Kauai, Hawaii

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews and concentrated on a single topic, namely, the individual's military service during …

Henry Bruno Yamada Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-105-3)
vh Henry Bruno Yamada Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-105-3)
The call for volunteers in Hawaii: joining the U.S. Army

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews and concentrated on a single topic, namely, the individual's military …

Bill Thompson Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-90-11)
vh Bill Thompson Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-90-11)
Family background, growing up in Hilo, Hawaii: "Heaven on earth"

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews and concentrated on a single topic, namely, the individual's military …

Bill Thompson Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-90-14)
vh Bill Thompson Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-90-14)
Honoring the Varsity Victory Volunteers, Japanese American ROTC students in Hawaii

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews and concentrated on a single topic, namely, the individual's …

Fred Matsumura Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-46-1)
vh Fred Matsumura Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-46-1)
Memories of growing up on Molokai, Hawaii: attending school, participating in sports

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews. Beverly Kashino, one of the interviewers, is Shiro …

Sadaichi Kubota Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-40-15)
vh Sadaichi Kubota Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-40-15)
Relations between Japanese American soldiers from Hawaii and the mainland

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's …

Sadaichi Kubota Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-40-4)
vh Sadaichi Kubota Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-40-4)
Development of Nisei values in prewar Hawaii, Japanese language school

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's …

Sadaichi Kubota Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-40-2)
vh Sadaichi Kubota Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-40-2)
Memories of prewar life in Hilo, Hawaii

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military service during …

Sadaichi Kubota Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-40-3)
vh Sadaichi Kubota Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-40-3)
Past lifestyle vs. current lifestyle in Hawaii

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military service during …

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.
Portrait of Karl C. Leebrick (ddr-njpa-2-594)
img Portrait of Karl C. Leebrick (ddr-njpa-2-594)
Caption on reverse: "BACK FROM TOKYO: Dr. K. C. Leebrick, former member of the University of Hawaii faculty who served as a special assistant to Gen. Douglas MacArthur's political adviser in Tokyo during the past seven months, is now renewing acquaintances in Honolulu en route to Washington, D. C., for reassignment. He is a lieutenant-colonel in …
John W. Snyder with Ernest Gruening and Duke Kahanamoku (ddr-njpa-1-1835)
img John W. Snyder with Ernest Gruening and Duke Kahanamoku (ddr-njpa-1-1835)
Caption on reverse: "Snyder addresses chamber: Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder (seated) addressed a membership luncheon of the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce yesterday noon at the Royal Hawaiian hotel. Standing as Governor Ernest Gruening of Alaska, who is receiving a lei from Duke P. Kahanamoku, acting as official greeter for the chamber. (Hawaii Times …
Lillian Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-254)
vh Lillian Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-254)
Sansei female, born 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where family ran a successful wholesale bakery business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was picked up by the FBI and sent to Sand Island internment camp. Moved with rest of the family to Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, to be reunited with father. Moved …
Three men holding a Pan American publicity poster (ddr-njpa-2-598)
img Three men holding a Pan American publicity poster (ddr-njpa-2-598)
Caption on reverse: "BBB REPORTS GREATEST GROWTH: The Better Business Bureau of Honolulu, Inc., reported its greatest growth in point of service during 1948 at its 4th annual meeting yesterday noon at Queen's Surf. Above, left to right, are: Willis K. Leong, who was elected to succeed Cecil G. Benny as president of the organization, Wrex …
Sadaichi Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-1000-40)
vh Sadaichi Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-1000-40)
Nisei male. Born March, 1921 in Hilo, Hawaii. Was a lieutenant in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Instrumental in clearing the court-martial conviction of Shiro Kashino, a member of his unit.

(This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews …

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