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Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-170-1)
vh Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-170-1)
Family background: parents immigrated from Japan, settled near Seattle, Washington
Acadia Leaving Port of Seattle (ddr-one-2-278)
img Acadia Leaving Port of Seattle (ddr-one-2-278)
Black and white photographic print of voyage on ship Acadia from Seattle, Washington, to Japan, leaving Seattle harbor with pier in view.
Acadia Leaving Port of Seattle (ddr-one-2-279)
img Acadia Leaving Port of Seattle (ddr-one-2-279)
Black and white photographic print of voyage on ship Acadia from Seattle, Washington, to Japan, leaving Seattle harbor with three ships in view.
Acadia Leaving Port of Seattle (ddr-one-2-280)
img Acadia Leaving Port of Seattle (ddr-one-2-280)
Black and white photographic print of voyage on ship Acadia from Seattle, Washington, to Japan, leaving Seattle harbor with ship in right foreground.
May Ota Higa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-174)
vh May Ota Higa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-174)
Nisei female. Born March 14, 1916, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle and Ellensburg, Washington, before going to Japan to teach just prior to the onset of World War II. Returned to Seattle in 1941, and was removed with family to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, resettled in …
Acadia Leaving Port of Seattle (ddr-one-2-281)
img Acadia Leaving Port of Seattle (ddr-one-2-281)
Black and white photographic print of voyage on ship Acadia from Seattle, Washington, to Japan, leaving Seattle harbor with two gulls flying in foreground and ships in background.
The Imperial Japanese Government Passport for Moritaro Ishida, in Japanese (ddr-csujad-29-6)
doc The Imperial Japanese Government Passport for Moritaro Ishida, in Japanese (ddr-csujad-29-6)
A passport for Moritaro Ishida issued on April 8, 1916. Registered by Consulate General of Japan in Seattle on June 21, 1923. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1339_M01_01
Yasashi Ichikawa Interview I Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-111-17)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview I Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-111-17)
Returning to Japan for two years before moving to Seattle, Washington (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview.

Acadia Arriving at Port of Honolulu (ddr-one-2-283)
img Acadia Arriving at Port of Honolulu (ddr-one-2-283)
Black and white photographic print of voyage on ship Acadia from Seattle, Washington, to Japan, arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, harbor with view of harbor.
Testimony of Kikuno Kimura (ddr-densho-67-301)
doc Testimony of Kikuno Kimura (ddr-densho-67-301)
Written testimony of Kikuno Kimura, born in Japan. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Tazu Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-250)
doc Testimony of Tazu Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-250)
Written testimony of Tazu Suzuki, born in Ichi-ken, Japan. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Shig Kaseguma Interview (ddr-manz-1-32)
vh Shig Kaseguma Interview (ddr-manz-1-32)
Nisei male. Born June 4, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college in Cincinnati before being drafted. Served in Japan with the Military Intelligence Service, and eventually returned to Seattle.
Katsumi Okamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-24)
vh Katsumi Okamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-24)
Nisei male. Born July 5, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned and operated a grocery store. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Served in Japan with the Military Intelligence Service following World War II.
Acadia Arriving at Port of Honolulu (ddr-one-2-284)
img Acadia Arriving at Port of Honolulu (ddr-one-2-284)
Black and white photographic print of voyage on ship Acadia from Seattle, Washington, to Japan, arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, harbor with view of Diamond Head in distance.
Testimony of Hideko Aoki (ddr-densho-67-309)
doc Testimony of Hideko Aoki (ddr-densho-67-309)
Written testimony of Hideko Aoki, born in Japan. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Tomi Koriyama (ddr-densho-67-264)
doc Testimony of Tomi Koriyama (ddr-densho-67-264)
Written testimony of Tori Koriyama, born in Japan. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Acadia Arriving at Port of Honolulu (ddr-one-2-282)
img Acadia Arriving at Port of Honolulu (ddr-one-2-282)
Black and white photographic print of voyage on ship Acadia from Seattle, Washington, to Japan, arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, harbor with view of ocean and land in far distance.
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 …
Chizuko Norton Interview (ddr-densho-1000-73)
vh Chizuko Norton Interview (ddr-densho-1000-73)
Nisei female. Born July 3, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Japan; Bellevue, Washington; and Kirkland, Washington. Incarcerated at Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Returned to Seattle after the war, obtained master's degree from the University of Washington in the field of social work. Founded Seattle's first alternative school …
Testimony of Harry T. Kawanishi (ddr-densho-67-268)
doc Testimony of Harry T. Kawanishi (ddr-densho-67-268)
Written testimony of Harry T. Kawanishi, born in Japan. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Zen Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1001-15)
vh Zen Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1001-15)
Nisei male. Born July 5, 1924, in Seattle, Washington, but raised in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Lived in Japan for several years, returning to the U.S. just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Moved with family to Moses Lake, Washington, as part of "voluntary evacuation." Drafted into the army and served with the Military …
Takashi Matsui Interview (ddr-densho-1000-45)
vh Takashi Matsui Interview (ddr-densho-1000-45)
Kibei male. Born January 20, 1917, in Hood River, Oregon. Lived in Seattle, Washington, before being taken to Japan by mother at the age of three. Completed elementary through high school in Japan. Returned to Seattle at seventeen years of age. Continued education in United States. Drafted in 1942 and was an instructor for the Military …
Shosuke Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-78)
vh Shosuke Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-78)
Issei male. Born March 26, 1912, in Yamaguchi ken, Japan. Immigrated to United States in 1919. Lived in Pomeroy, Washington, and Seattle, Washington, before World War II. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in New York. As a member of the Newspaper Guild, led effort to eliminate pejorative …
Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-168)
vh Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-168)
Nisei female. Born 1913 in Seattle, Washington. Spent childhood in Seattle before moving to Chicago, Illinois, for three years to study music. Taught music in Japan for four years before returning to Seattle. After the outbreak of World War II, removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp with husband for …
Testimony of Theresa Hotoru Matsudaira (ddr-densho-67-195)
doc Testimony of Theresa Hotoru Matsudaira (ddr-densho-67-195)
Written testimony of Theresa Hotoru Matsudaira, born in Japan. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Japanese Speakers." Personal information excised by Densho.
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