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Ben Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-467)
vh Ben Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-467)
Nisei male. Born August 2, 1930, in San Mateo, California. During World War II, removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Due to parents' answers on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to Tule Lake when it was designated a segregation center. After leaving camp, returned to San Mateo, …
George Naohara scrapbook: Korean War and before leaving Japan (ddr-csujad-38-417)
img George Naohara scrapbook: Korean War and before leaving Japan (ddr-csujad-38-417)
A scrapbook compiled by George Nobuo Naohara, a Kibei Nisei soldier who served in the Korean War. Included are photographs taken during his military service in the Korean War, stationing in the 24th Infantry Division Headquarters in Kokura, Japan and serving as a member of Interrogation of Prisoners of War in Korea. See this object in …
Two Rotarians, from Honolulu and Tokyo, holding an American flag (ddr-njpa-2-353)
img Two Rotarians, from Honolulu and Tokyo, holding an American flag (ddr-njpa-2-353)
Caption on reverse: "Ichiro Yano, right, president of the Tokyo Rotary Club, accepts the new 50-star American flag from H. Tucker Gratz, Honolulu businessman and Rotarian, in recent ceremonies in Japan. Gratz made similar presentations to Rotary organizations in Taiwan, Korea and Okinawa. Chairman of the Pacific War Memorial Commission, Gratz made a three-week tour of …
Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 143 (November 30, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-229)
doc Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 143 (November 30, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-229)
Selected article titles: "59 Re-enlist; 38 for Three Years"; "Repatriates Drenched"; "Closing Dates for WRA Offices Told in Chicago"; "Sunday Service Program"; "Portlanders Meeting at Church December First"; "Fete Service Men"; "Churchmen Return from Trip to Japan, Korea"; "118 Niseis Enrolled at University of California"; "Donate Expense Fund"; "Housing Shortage Surveyed Here"; "File Loomis Complaint"; "Divorce …

Narrator Norman Mineta

Nisei male. Born November 12, 1931, in San Jose, California. During World War II, removed to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and served in the military as an intelligence officer in Japan and Korea. Served on the San Jose City Council from 1967 to 1971, and as mayor …

Narrator Art Ishida

Nisei male. Born June 2, 1921, in Fresno, California. Grew up in the Gardena area of Los Angeles, California, before moving to Japan with parents in 1929 and returning to California in the 1930s. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Gave a qualified answer …
Dave T. Maruya Interview (ddr-densho-1000-403)
vh Dave T. Maruya Interview (ddr-densho-1000-403)
Nisei male. Born May 25, 1920, in Brawley, California. Grew up in Brawley where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, drafted into the army, and served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan and Korea. After discharge, returned to California.

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Norman Mineta Interview (ddr-janm-13-3)
vh Norman Mineta Interview (ddr-janm-13-3)
Nisei male. Born November 12, 1931, in San Jose, California. During World War II, removed to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and served in the military as an intelligence officer in Japan and Korea. Served on the San Jose City Council from 1967 to 1971, and as mayor …
Albert A. Oyama Interview (ddr-one-7-52)
vh Albert A. Oyama Interview (ddr-one-7-52)
Nisei male. Born April 10, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Montavilla, Oregon, where father ran a Japanese-language newspaper. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, served in Korea in the U.S. military. Returned to Oregon and became a physician.

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Min Tonai Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-302)
vh Min Tonai Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-302)
Nisei male. Born February 6, 1929, in San Pedro, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, California, where father ran several successful stores. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp returned to California to attend school. Served in Korea and …
James O. Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-308)
vh James O. Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-308)
Nisei male. Born August 10, 1914, in Riverside, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. Graduated from college before World War II. During the war, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Was a key person heading Heart Mountain's agricultural program. Served in the Military Intelligence Service in Korea. …
Min Tonai Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-354)
vh Min Tonai Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-354)
Nisei male. Born February 6, 1929, in San Pedro, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, California, where father ran several successful stores. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp returned to California to attend school. Served in Korea and …

Narrator Ehren Watada

Male of Japanese and Chinese American descent. Born 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Graduated from Hawaii Pacific University in 2003, and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Received his officer's commission, and served in Korea in 2004 and 2005. While stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington, in 2006, asked for permission to resign his commission based on his understanding …
Photo of painting showing the Japanese invading oil producing countries (ddr-densho-299-232)
img Photo of painting showing the Japanese invading oil producing countries (ddr-densho-299-232)
Caption: "The United States placed an embargo on oil to show our displeasure of Japan's incursions into Korea / and Manchuria. Using the embargo as a pretext, Japan invaded oil producing countries saying oil / was necessary for their survival." Ted Akimoto noted that "during the war many large paintings were made by Japanese Army artists. …
Ike Hatchimonji Interview (ddr-densho-1000-381)
vh Ike Hatchimonji Interview (ddr-densho-1000-381)
Nisei male. Born January 8, 1928, in El Centro, California. Grew up in various places while father established a seed business. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, served in the army in Korea. Established a career with the foreign service, working …
Moji Port (ddr-csujad-38-446)
img Moji Port (ddr-csujad-38-446)
A group photograph of the U.S. soldiers, including George Nobuo Naohara. It was taken when they departed the Moji Port in Japan for Korea. The captions read: We are about to board on the ship. President Truman issued the order. General MacArthur was the Commander. 24th Infantry Division was sent to Pusan. The Korean War broke …

Narrator Ben Uyeno

Nisei male. Born November 30, 1918, in Yakima, Washington. Spent two years of childhood in Japan. Returned to Seattle and became an active participant in Japanese American community life. Was attending the University of Washington when World War II started. Avoided incarceration with the help of the Friends (a Quaker organization), which hid him and helped …
I.P.W. Team (ddr-csujad-38-456)
img I.P.W. Team (ddr-csujad-38-456)
A group photograph of I.P.W. [= Interrogation of Prisoner of War] Team members. The English caption reads: As days went by, we are already reached near Yalu-river where between North Korea and China solders stay. No body got sick yet. how lucky. Translation of the Japanese caption: All 14 people survived. None of them got killed. …
Ehren Watada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-200)
vh Ehren Watada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-200)
Male of Japanese and Chinese American descent. Born 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Graduated from Hawaii Pacific University in 2003, and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Received his officer's commission, and served in Korea in 2004 and 2005. While stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington, in 2006, asked for permission to resign his commission based on his understanding …

Narrator Junji Sarashina

Junji Sarashina was born in 1929 in Lahaina, Hawai'i, the son of a minister of a Buddhist Temple Nishihongan-ji and a teacher of Japanese-style flower arrangement, music, sewing, and cooking. The youngest of five children, Sarashina grew up surrounded by temple members (mostly plantation workers) and their families who enjoyed community picnics and samurai films. When …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 14 (April 5, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 14 (April 5, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-14)
Select article titles:"Video Stations Agree With JACL Suggestions" (p. 1); "Nisei Victimized by Bandit Curious For Robbery by Daylight" (p. 1); "Street names for Japanese American to stay, despite objections" (p. 1); "Anti-trust suit to prevent block-booking of films for TV welcomed by JACL; may lift excuse to show anti-Nisei films" (p. 1); "Actor Haswgawa arrives …
Ben Uyeno Interview (ddr-densho-1000-100)
vh Ben Uyeno Interview (ddr-densho-1000-100)
Nisei male. Born November 30, 1918, in Yakima, Washington. Spent two years of childhood in Japan. Returned to Seattle and became an active participant in Japanese American community life. Was attending the University of Washington when World War II started. Avoided incarceration with the help of the Friends (a Quaker organization), which hid him and helped …
Art Ishida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-363)
vh Art Ishida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-363)
Nisei male. Born June 2, 1921, in Fresno, California. Grew up in the Gardena area of Los Angeles, California, before moving to Japan with parents in 1929 and returning to California in the 1930s. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Gave a qualified answer …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 23 (June 7, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 23 (June 7, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-23)
Select article titles: "26,000 Japanese War Brides in U.S. Group Told" (p. 1); "Senate Committee Amends Claims Supplemental Appropriation Bill" (p.1 ); "Non-profit groups listed for 1st time as claim awardees" (p. 1); "JACL participates in Memorial Day Rites at Arlington Cemetery; sagging Nisei interest in war dead scored by D.C. JACLers" (p. 1); "Rep Judd's …
Signed note from Helen Keller (ddr-njpa-1-764)
img Signed note from Helen Keller (ddr-njpa-1-764)
Caption on front: "We differ, blind and seeing, not so much in the number of sense we have as in the way we meet limitations with lifted head and smiling face. Sincerely, Helen Keller." Caption on reverse [translation]: Helen Keller Finally Comes to Japan - Introducing the 'Talking Book' - (Tokyo) April 2, 1937. Helen Keller, …
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