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Mo Nishida Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-382)
vh Mo Nishida Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-382)
Nisei male. Born August 11, 1936, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. During World War II, was removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, returned to California and became involved in numerous civil rights organizations and movements postwar. Founded the …
Testimony of Peter Okada (ddr-densho-67-218)
doc Testimony of Peter Okada (ddr-densho-67-218)
Written testimony of Peter Okada of Los Angeles, California. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact on Family."
Michiko Wada Interview (ddr-manz-1-162)
vh Michiko Wada Interview (ddr-manz-1-162)
Nisei female. Born in California. Grew up in Watts, California, where parents ran a grocery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles.
Takeshi Nakayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-369)
vh Takeshi Nakayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-369)
Nisei male. Born April 15, 1937, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived with family in the Burbank trailer camp before returning to Los Angeles. Established a …
Kay Uno Kaneko Interview (ddr-densho-1000-282)
vh Kay Uno Kaneko Interview (ddr-densho-1000-282)
Nisei female. Born October 7, 1932, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, age nine when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, so family could …
Toshiko Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-400-15)
av Toshiko Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-400-15)
Toshiko Kubota was born on September 2, 1927, in Wilmington, California. Her father worked as a car salesman in Los Angeles while her mother worked as a seamstress. In 1942, the family volunteered for early incarceration at the concentration camp at Manzanar, California. While incarcerated, Kubota graduated from Manzanar High School. When Manzanar was closed, she …
Letter to Robin Kramer, Chief of Staff for Mayor Riordan, December 15, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-204)
doc Letter to Robin Kramer, Chief of Staff for Mayor Riordan, December 15, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-204)
A letter to Robin Kramer, Chief of Staff for Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, about proposed wording for a commendation to be presented to Weglyn, by city of Los Angeles, declaring February 21, 1998 Michi Nishiura Weglyn day. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_74_03_004
Henry Fukuhara Interview II (ddr-manz-1-65)
vh Henry Fukuhara Interview II (ddr-manz-1-65)
Nisei male. Born April 25, 1913, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California prior to World War II. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during the war. Left Manzanar in 1943 and lived in various locations, eventually settling in New York and California. Mr. Fukuhara was a prominent artist.
Henry Fukuhara Interview I (ddr-manz-1-3)
vh Henry Fukuhara Interview I (ddr-manz-1-3)
Nisei male. Born April 25, 1913, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California prior to World War II. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during the war. Left Manzanar in 1943 and lived in various locations, eventually settling in New York and California. Mr. Fukuhara was a prominent artist.
The first Rohwer Reunion (ddr-csujad-1-47)
doc The first Rohwer Reunion (ddr-csujad-1-47)
A class reunion yearbook. Includes images of the former incarcerees and the reunion event held in Los Angeles, California, July 20-21, 1990. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_16_001
Bruce T. Kaji Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-289)
vh Bruce T. Kaji Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-289)
Nisei male. Born May 9, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles and was in high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, then was inducted into the army. Joined …
Ann Sugimoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-72)
vh Ann Sugimoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-72)
Nisei female. Born September 22, 1916, in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Venice, California. Married before World War II, and removed during the war to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Had a child in camp. After leaving Manzanar, lived in Ohio for a number of years before returning to California.
Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (December 23, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-114)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (December 23, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-114)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (December 23, 1944). Card with illustration in blue/red/white of a snowy village with people walking around. Envelope is postmarked December 23, 1944 from Los Angeles, California.
Frank K. Omatsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-373)
vh Frank K. Omatsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-373)
Nisei male. Born March 31, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father worked as a produce buyer. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Left camp to work in Chicago, and was drafted into the military. Served with the Military …
Heidi Sakazaki Interview (ddr-densho-1010-15)
vh Heidi Sakazaki Interview (ddr-densho-1010-15)
Nisei female. Born March 28, 1928, in Clarksburg, California. Grew up in the Sacramento area prewar. During World War II, was removed with family to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, worked in Utah and Los Angeles before eventually returning to Sacramento.
Yukiko Llewellyn Interview (ddr-chi-1-13)
vh Yukiko Llewellyn Interview (ddr-chi-1-13)
Nisei female. Born April 22, 1939 in Los Angeles California. During World War II, sent with mother to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, under the sponsorship of a Buddhist church. Grew up in Cleveland, where mother ran a boarding house.
Postcard from Kazumitsu Matsumoto Accounting Office to Mr. Sadatsuka Hamada, June 28, 1949 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-300)
doc Postcard from Kazumitsu Matsumoto Accounting Office to Mr. Sadatsuka Hamada, June 28, 1949 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-300)
A postcard from Kazumitsu Matsumoto Accounting Office in Los Angeles, California to Sadatsuka Hamada in Compton, California, regarding reparation application. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_06_15_002
George Sakaye Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-400-17)
vh George Sakaye Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-400-17)
George Sakaye Nakano was born on November 24, 1935, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. George's parents were Kibei, born in Hawaii, then educated in Japan before returning to the U.S. Nakano grew up in Los Angeles until he was six years old. When WWII started, the Nakano family was incarcerated in the …
Thomas Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-297)
vh Thomas Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-297)
Nisei male. Born August 4, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where parents ran a nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, lived briefly in Illinois before returning to California.

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Yoshi Inose Interview (ddr-densho-400-6)
av Yoshi Inose Interview (ddr-densho-400-6)
Yoshi Inose was born on September 24, 1908, in Los Angeles, California. She was one of three children, and her parents' names were Seijiro and Soko Shibuya. Her father was a lawyer and the first publisher for the Rafu Shimpo and her mother was a koto instructor. After World War II broke out, the family was …
Grace Shinoda Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1003-8)
vh Grace Shinoda Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1003-8)
Nisei female. Born February 18, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Colorado before returning to California. After the war, became a teacher and an artist.

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Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-145)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-145)
Excerpt: "I certainly am not keeping up with my correspondence but I can tell you that I at least came home with a good grade on my report card." Sent from Los Angeles, California, possibly to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Postcard from Rafu Zenshuji Betsuin to Mr. M. Hamada, February 1, 1950 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-299)
doc Postcard from Rafu Zenshuji Betsuin to Mr. M. Hamada, February 1, 1950 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-299)
An announcement from Rafu Zenshuji Betsuin, Los Angeles, California, to M. Hamada regarding an annual meeting. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_06_15_001
Patricia Mariko Morikawa Sakamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-167)
vh Patricia Mariko Morikawa Sakamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-167)
Sansei female. Born April 20, 1944, in Manzanar, California. Parents married in camp, but separated soon after when father returned with his family to Japan. Left Manzanar for the Burbank trailer camp, then moved with mother and stepfather to Los Angeles, California. Active with the Manzanar Committee.
Alan Kumamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-464)
vh Alan Kumamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-464)
Sansei male. Born January 21, 1940, in Los Angeles, California. While very young, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Father joined the Military Intelligence Service out of camp, and Alan and his mother resettled in Chicago, Illinois. After father rejoined the family, they returned to …
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