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Yutaka Inokuchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-320)
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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 …
Frank Hiratsuka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-341)
vh Frank Hiratsuka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-341)
Nisei male. Born July 16, 1926, in Alviso, California. Lived in various places in California as a child. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, family moved to Reedley, California, in an attempt to avoid incarceration, but were removed when the exclusion zone extended to Reedley. Sent to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. …
Bob Santos Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-340)
vh Bob Santos Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-340)
Male of Filipino and Native American descent. Born 1934 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Chinatown/International District area of Seattle. In the 1950s, became involved in civil rights activist causes. Served as Executive Director of the International District Improvement Association (InterIm) from 1972 to 1989. In 1982, founded the Minority Executive Director's Coalition along with …
Ronald Ikejiri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-461)
vh Ronald Ikejiri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-461)
Sansei male. Born December 3, 1948, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, parents had been incarcerated at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Father signed 'no-no' on the so-called 'loyalty questionnaire', renounced U.S. citizenship, and was sent to the Department of Justice camp at Bismarck, North Dakota. Family did not end up expatriating to …
Bill Thompson Interview (ddr-densho-1000-90)
vh Bill Thompson Interview (ddr-densho-1000-90)
Nisei male of Japanese and Scottish descent. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, 1924. Volunteered and served in the all Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Headquarter's Company, Second Battalion's Anti-tank Platoon. Returned to Hawaii following the war where he attended the University of Hawaii, and later worked for the municipal government. Active in the 442nd Veterans Club …
Toshio Moritsugu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-318)
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Nisei male. Born April 2, 1925, in Heeia, Hawaii. Grew up in a village called Fish Camp, where father was a fisherman. Witnessed Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Father was picked up and detained by the FBI at the Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii. After the war, earned a PhD in chemistry …
Ron Wakabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-460)
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Sansei male. Born November 13, 1944, in Reno, Nevada, where parents had resettled after leaving the concentration camps in Topaz, Utah, and Rohwer, Arkansas, during World War II. Grew up in East Los Angeles. Involved in a number of community social service organizations in Los Angeles, such as Oriental Concern and the Asian American Drug Abuse …
Ken Yoshida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-428)
vh Ken Yoshida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-428)
Nisei male. Born July 31, 1923, in Tacoma, Washington. Lived in Tacoma for a few years before moving with family to Redwood City, California, where family ran a flower nursery. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz (Central Utah) concentration camp, Utah. While in Topaz, refused to obey the …
Giro Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-422)
vh Giro Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-422)
Nisei male. Born March 13, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Kent, Washington, where parents ran a farm. In the 1930s, moved to South Bend, Washington, to work for the New Washington Oyster Company. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and soon left to work on farms in Utah for …
Bob Santos Interview III (ddr-densho-1000-352)
vh Bob Santos Interview III (ddr-densho-1000-352)
Male of Filipino and Native American descent. Born 1934 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Chinatown/International District area of Seattle. In the 1950s, became involved in civil rights activist causes. Served as Executive Director of the International District Improvement Association (InterIm) from 1972 to 1989. In 1982, founded the Minority Executive Director's Coalition along with …
Maynard Horiuchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-229)
vh Maynard Horiuchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-229)
Female. Born August 8, 1925, in Vallejo, California. Due to father's career as a prominent Navy admiral, moved frequently while growing up, living in Hawaii, Cuba, California, China and Japan. Worked as an editor for the military in Washington, D.C., and Japan. While in Japan, met future husband, Lucius Horiuchi. Presently lives in Sonoma, California.
Susumu Oshima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-283)
vh Susumu Oshima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-283)
Nisei male. Born August 15, 1926, in Kainaliu-Kona, Hawaii. Grew up in Kona, where parents established a successful dry goods store, barber shop, and taxi service. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was immediately arrested by the FBI and held in the Kilauea Military Camp on the Big Island of Hawaii. During the war, father …
Daryl Keck Interview (ddr-densho-1000-177)
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White male of German descent. Born December 5, 1921, in Oketo, Kansas. Worked for a shipyard on Terminal Island, California, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Served in the United States Air Force during World War II, and presently lives in Hammett, Idaho.
Grant Ujifusa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-133)
vh Grant Ujifusa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-133)
Sansei male. Born January 4, 1942 in Worland, Wyoming. Graduated from Harvard College in 1965, and went on to earn an M.A. in American History from Brandeis University and an ABT in American Civilization from Brown University. Worked for book publishers Gambit, Houghton Mifflin, Random House, Macmillan, and Reader's Digest magazine. Played an integral part in …
Bob Santos Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-339)
vh Bob Santos Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-339)
Male of Filipino and Native American descent. Born 1934 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Chinatown/International District area of Seattle. In the 1950s, became involved in civil rights activist causes. Served as Executive Director of the International District Improvement Association (InterIm) from 1972 to 1989. In 1982, founded the Minority Executive Director's Coalition along with …
Roger Daniels Interview IV (ddr-densho-1000-418)
vh Roger Daniels Interview IV (ddr-densho-1000-418)
Caucasian male. Born December 1, 1927, in New York City, New York. Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History, University of Cincinnati. Served as a consultant to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians from 1981 to 1983. Has researched and written numerous books about the Japanese American experience, including Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese …
Ron Magden Interview (ddr-densho-1000-162)
vh Ron Magden Interview (ddr-densho-1000-162)
White male. Born August 30, 1926, in Mountain Home, Idaho. An enterprising child, took a job selling newspapers at age nine. High school age during the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, remembers reading about anti-Japanese sentiment in Boise, Idaho. Attended the University of Idaho and taught in Orofino, Idaho, for three years before …
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 …
Spady Koyama Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-39)
vh Spady Koyama Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-39)
Nisei male. Born June 4, 1917, in Ferry County, Washington. Sent to Japan at age five following father's death, returning to Spokane, Washington, in 1927. Enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1942. Served with the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) in the Pacific Ocean theater during World War II where he was seriously injured during a …
Hiro Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-237)
vh Hiro Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-237)
Nisei male. Born August 8, 1919, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, and was attending the University of Washington when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Drafted into the military a few months after the bombing, and then transferred to the Military Intelligence Service. Served as a linguist in Burma and India during …
Bill Braye Interview (ddr-densho-1000-178)
vh Bill Braye Interview (ddr-densho-1000-178)
Caucasian male of Spanish and Irish descent. Born March 31, 1917, in Santa Monica, California. Moved to Salinas, California, as a teenager, and enlisted in the military. Stationed in the Philippines when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and was captured by the Japanese military. Forced on the infamous Bataan Death March in 1942 and held as …
Hubert Yoshida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-506)
vh Hubert Yoshida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-506)
Sansei male. Born April 20, 1939, in Salinas, California. Grew up in Watsonville, California, where father's parents farmed. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Colorado. Lived for a time in Colorado before the family returned to farm in Watsonville. Attended school in …
Jun Kurumada Interview (ddr-densho-1013-5)
vh Jun Kurumada Interview (ddr-densho-1013-5)
Nisei male. Born December 13, 1913, in Richfield, Utah. Grew up primarily in Ogden, Utah. Attended the University of Utah and then UC Berkeley for dental school. Established a dental practice in Salt Lake City, Utah, prior to World War II. During the war, was president of the Salt Lake City chapter of the Japanese American …
Yoshio Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1014-1)
vh Yoshio Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1014-1)
Nisei male. Born July 12, 1921, in San Diego, California. Grew up in San Diego, and was attending the University of California at Berkeley on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California. Was selected to leave camp to attend Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Drafted into the military, completed Officer Candidate School, …
Harry Umeda Interview (ddr-densho-1014-10)
vh Harry Umeda Interview (ddr-densho-1014-10)
Nisei male. Born May 12, 1915, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents ran a successful farm. Drafted into the military in 1941, prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Served in the Military Intelligence Service, interrogating Japanese prisoners of war in New Guinea and the Philippines. After returning to the U.S., settled in …
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