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William Hohri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-264)
vh William Hohri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-264)
Nisei male. Born March 13, 1927, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. One of the major players in the movement for Japanese American redress and reparations, Mr. Hohri founded the National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR).
Carolyn Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-217)
vh Carolyn Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-217)
Sansei female. Born June 2, 1937 in Los Angeles, California. Family removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona, and resettled in Denver, Colorado, after World War II. Moved to Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1950. Returned to Colorado and attended high school and college in Denver. Worked as a speech pathologist and educator. Active in …
Department of Justice Alien Enemy Control Unit Routing Slip (ddr-one-5-221)
doc Department of Justice Alien Enemy Control Unit Routing Slip (ddr-one-5-221)
Photocopy of a declassified routing slip for Keizaburo Koyama. In the remarks section of the slip, a rehearing was recommend on July 30, 1943 and that files for Koyama's case were requested and then transferred to Los Angeles, California.
K. C. Lee: chop suey supplies oriental medicines (ddr-csujad-5-170)
doc K. C. Lee: chop suey supplies oriental medicines (ddr-csujad-5-170)
A business card of K. C. Lee, chop suey supplies, oriental medicines. A store in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_15_007
Sumiye Takeno Interview (ddr-manz-1-36)
vh Sumiye Takeno Interview (ddr-manz-1-36)
Nisei female. Born November 17, 1922, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin, where parents operated a farm. Just prior to World War II, attended sewing school in Los Angeles. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Married in camp, and moved to Denver, Colorado.
John Nakada Interview (ddr-manz-1-102)
vh John Nakada Interview (ddr-manz-1-102)
Nisei male. Born January 14, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Azusa, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Returned to Azusa after leaving camp worked for the Forest Service.
Hiroki Kimiko Keaveney Interview (ddr-chi-1-3)
vh Hiroki Kimiko Keaveney Interview (ddr-chi-1-3)
Yonsei. Born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Ohio. During World War II, members of their family were incarcerated in the Manzanar and Tule Lake concentration camps in California. Graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Ethnic Studies. Moved to Chicago, involved in numerous community groups.
Yooichi Wakamiya Interview (ddr-manz-1-87)
vh Yooichi Wakamiya Interview (ddr-manz-1-87)
Nisei male. Born July 10, 1933, in Hawthorne, California. Grew up in Hawthorne where parents ran a flower growing business. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived with family for a time in a trailer camp in Los Angeles, …
Letter from [Emiko] A. Terada to Mrs. and Mrs. Thomas, August 27, 1948 (ddr-csujad-4-26)
doc Letter from [Emiko] A. Terada to Mrs. and Mrs. Thomas, August 27, 1948 (ddr-csujad-4-26)
A letter from Emiko Amy Terada in Los Angeles, California to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas in Lawndale, California. The letter contains news of her mother's death. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_06_028
Joyce Okazaki Interview I (ddr-manz-1-125)
vh Joyce Okazaki Interview I (ddr-manz-1-125)
Sansei female. Grew up in Los Angeles, California, and was a young child when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, was photographed by renowned photographer Ansel Adams. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Chicago before family eventually returned …
Joyce Okazaki Interview II (ddr-manz-1-146)
vh Joyce Okazaki Interview II (ddr-manz-1-146)
Sansei female. Grew up in Los Angeles, California, and was a young child when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, was photographed by renowned photographer Ansel Adams. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Chicago before family eventually returned …
Taneyuki Dan Harada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-306)
vh Taneyuki Dan Harada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-306)
Kibei male. Born June 17, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles before moving to Japan and attending school. Returned to the U.S. in 1938, and was attending high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While …
Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-374-4)
vh Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-374-4)
Moving to Los Angeles, California

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Iku Kiriyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-251)
vh Iku Kiriyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-251)
Sansei female. Born November 12, 1939, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed as a small child to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to California with family, where parents established a nursery business in Torrance, California. Graduated from the University of Southern California, and worked as a teacher. Integral in …
Ken Inose Interview (ddr-densho-400-5)
av Ken Inose Interview (ddr-densho-400-5)
Ken Inose was born in 1933 in Los Angeles, California, as one of four children to Sejiro and Yoshiko Inose. Before World War II, Ken lived in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles where he had ethnically diverse neighbors. His father was a salesman and his mother was a housewife. When the war broke out, …
Kazuo Shiroyama Interview (ddr-densho-1011-6)
vh Kazuo Shiroyama Interview (ddr-densho-1011-6)
Nisei male. Born 1930 in Monterey, California. Grew up in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles, where father was a fisherman. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned to Los Angeles after the war.

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Mas Okui Interview (ddr-densho-1003-13)
vh Mas Okui Interview (ddr-densho-1003-13)
Nisei male. Born October 4, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Los Angeles area. Was drafted into the military and served during the Korean War. Became a teacher, and is active in Japanese American community organizations.

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Statement on Testimony of Harold H. Townsend (ddr-csujad-19-65)
doc Statement on Testimony of Harold H. Townsend (ddr-csujad-19-65)
This is the Statement of Testimony of Harold H. Townsend before the House of Representatives Subcommittee of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities, Los Angeles, California, 1943 May 26. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-18_01
Issei father (ddr-densho-151-310)
img Issei father (ddr-densho-151-310)
Original caption: Near Florin, California. This Issei, the father of seven children, came to the United States from Japan when he was a boy. Formerly he was in the wholesale grocery business in Los Angeles and came to Florin, California just before the freezing order came through for all persons of Japanese ancestry.
Chizuko Omori Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-336)
vh Chizuko Omori Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-336)
Nisei female. Born 1930 in Oxnard, California. Family resided in Oceanside, California, when World War II broke out. Removed with family to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Los Angeles. Along with sister, produced the award-winning documentary Rabbit in the Moon.
Chizuko Omori Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-323)
vh Chizuko Omori Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-323)
Nisei female. Born 1930 in Oxnard, California. Family resided in Oceanside, California, when World War II broke out. Removed with family to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Los Angeles. Along with sister, produced the award-winning documentary Rabbit in the Moon.
Baby photo (ddr-densho-107-1)
img Baby photo (ddr-densho-107-1)
This photo was taken at the Akagawa Studio in Los Angeles, California. At the time the photo was taken, Roy Matsumoto was about three and a half months old. A copy of the photo was made at the Hiroshima Studio on March 12, 1931.
Sachi Kaneshiro Interview (ddr-manz-1-67)
vh Sachi Kaneshiro Interview (ddr-manz-1-67)
Nisei female. Born January 1, 1920, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Covina, California. Worked for the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA). Volunteered to go early to Poston concentration camp, Arizona, to help set up the camp. Eventually transferred to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before leaving for New York. Eventually pursued a career in …
Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-94)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-94)
Kibei female. Born 1924 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, renowned artist, …
Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-95)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-95)
Kibei female. Born 1924 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, renowned artist, …
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