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Memorial Day services (ddr-csujad-1-205)
doc Memorial Day services (ddr-csujad-1-205)
A program for Memorial Day services held at Evergreen Memorial Park, Los Angeles California on May 25, 1998. Services were conducted by the Nisei Veterans Coordinating Council. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_04_09_001
All-inclusive membership card (ddr-csujad-5-238)
doc All-inclusive membership card (ddr-csujad-5-238)
Tomeyo Okine's membership card for the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, located in Los Angeles, California. She is a member of Excelsior High. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_69_001
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 28 No. 18 (November 9, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-45)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 28 No. 18 (November 9, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-45)
Selected article titles: "California Voters Repudiate Alien Land Law" (p. 1), "People's Mandate Has Upset 50 Years of Anti-Orientalism in California, Says Masaoka" (p. 1), "Mayor Bowron of Los Angeles Admits Wartime Prejudice Against Japanese Americans" (p. 3), "Coercion Charged in Test Case Filed to Cancel Renunciation of Citizenship by Three Nisei" (p. 3).
Bill Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1011-1)
vh Bill Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1011-1)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California where parents ran a successful grocery store business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, became involved in Boy Scouts activities. Left camp and returned to …
Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-393)
vh Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-393)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California where parents ran a successful grocery store business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, became involved in Boy Scouts activities. Left camp and returned to …
Sakaye Aratani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-442)
vh Sakaye Aratani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-442)
Nisei female. Born December 11, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Gardena, where parents ran a chicken farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved temporarily to live with family in Reedley, California, then was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. While on a visit to a different camp, Sakaye met her future …
Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-309)
vh Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-309)
Nisei female. Born September 19, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father worked in Little Tokyo. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Soon after arriving in Heart Mountain, was able to leave camp to attend National College in …
Dentists of Rivers Community Hospital (ddr-csujad-11-196)
img Dentists of Rivers Community Hospital (ddr-csujad-11-196)
A photograph of the dentists at the Rivers Community Hospital at the Gila River incarceration camp in Arizona. Each of the dentists' names are provided as well as their hometowns. Standing, left to right: Dr. Obo Sakaguchi- Los Angeles, Dr. Kawamura- San Jose, Dr. Kiyoshi Sonoda- Los Angeles, Dr. C. Nishi- San Francisco, Dr. Masao Sugiyama- …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 23 No. 6 (August 10, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-32)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 23 No. 6 (August 10, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-32)
Selected article titles: "Application for Naturalization Will Be Accepted from Issei By Immigration Department" (p. 1), "California Judge Restrains State Body from Restricting Rights of Issei Fishermen" (p. 1), "Lack of Housing Temporarily Halts Canadian Movement" (p. 3), "JACL Chapter Reactived in Los Angeles" (p. 3).
Testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka (ddr-densho-67-163)
doc Testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka (ddr-densho-67-163)
Written testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka, born in Los Angeles, California. Incarcerated in Poston concentration camp, Arizona. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination and Psychological Impact." Personal information excised by Densho.
Japanese American doctor (ddr-densho-151-424)
img Japanese American doctor (ddr-densho-151-424)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Doctor James Goto, Medical Director of Japanese ancestry is in charge of all medical work at this War Relocation Authority center. He has had six years of experience as House Surgeon in the Los Angeles General Hospital, prior to evacuation.
Rosie Maruki Kakuuchi Collection (ddr-manz-10)
Collection Rosie Maruki Kakuuchi Collection (ddr-manz-10)
The Rosie Maruki Kakuuchi Collection is comprised of photographs from Rosie Maruki and her family's experiences primarily during World War II at the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Materials include snapshots of family members and friends in camp as well as some postwar photos of the family in Los Angeles and immigration documents from Rosie's Issei parents.
Kuroishi Family Collection (ddr-densho-167)
Collection Kuroishi Family Collection (ddr-densho-167)
The Kuroishi Family Collection features photographs and documents from the family of Iwao Kuroishi, an Issei who was the proprietor of the Chop Suey House restaurant in Los Angeles, California, prior to World War II. The collection includes photographs from the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and documents relating to the family's resettlement to Omaha, Nebraska, after …
Yoneo Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1003-12)
vh Yoneo Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1003-12)
Nisei male. Born March 26, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Boyle Heights area where father ran a pharmacy. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Cleveland, Ohio, before returning to Los Angeles and establishing a successful career in public health. …
Haruko Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-270)
img Haruko Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-270)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a portrait of Haruko Taenaka probably taken in the early 1930s in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_066
Ujinobu Niwa Interview (ddr-manz-1-138)
vh Ujinobu Niwa Interview (ddr-manz-1-138)
Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California, where father ran a fruit stand and mother was a Japanese language school teacher. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, eventually establishing a career in chemistry.

(This interview has audio problems due to the equipment used …

Misako Shigekawa Interview (ddr-manz-1-74)
vh Misako Shigekawa Interview (ddr-manz-1-74)
Nisei female. Born January 2, 1909, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California, attending the University of Southern California before World War II and graduating with a degree in pharmacy. Married and was living in Terminal Island, California, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After being removed from Terminal Island, moved to …
Yo Shibuya Interview (ddr-manz-1-98)
vh Yo Shibuya Interview (ddr-manz-1-98)
Nisei male. Born August 23, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Went to Japan for a time as a child with family before returning to California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, learned the saxophone and played with the Jive Bombers band. After leaving camp, attended college and began …
Mary Kageyama Nomura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-255)
vh Mary Kageyama Nomura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-255)
Nisei female. Born September 29, 1925, in Los Angeles, California. Lost both parents at an early age, and was raised by older siblings as part of a large family. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Trained in music from childhood, became known as the "Songbird of Manzanar," performing in camp. After …
James O. Ito Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-308-3)
vh James O. Ito Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-308-3)
Growing up in the Hollywood area of 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 …

Japanese American building a model ship (ddr-densho-37-597)
img Japanese American building a model ship (ddr-densho-37-597)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Wataru Ichinotsubo, former produce market employee form Los Angeles, California, is shown sandpapering the hull of a model into final shape in the model ship factory here. These ships are carefully constructed for the Navy by the Japanese-American craftsmen.
Japanese American doctor examining patient (ddr-densho-151-417)
img Japanese American doctor examining patient (ddr-densho-151-417)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Making an examination of an evacuee patient are Doctor Takahashi, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, and his wife who is his assistant. They are evacuees of Japanese ancestry from Los Angeles now spending the duration at this War Relocation Authority Center.
Sue K. Embrey Interview (ddr-densho-1000-6)
vh Sue K. Embrey Interview (ddr-densho-1000-6)
Nisei female. Born January 6, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, was incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp, California. Wrote for the Manzanar Free Press while incarcerated. Resettled during World War II in Madison, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois. Returned to Los Angeles, California, in 1948. Founding member of Nisei Progressives and the Manzanar Committee. …
Jim Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-281)
vh Jim Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-281)
Nisei male. Born July 27, 1935, in Los Angeles, Califonia. Grew up in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo neighborhood prior to World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles and attended school. Became involved in gang activity in L.A. in …
Joe Yamakido Interview (ddr-densho-1000-167)
vh Joe Yamakido Interview (ddr-densho-1000-167)
Nisei male. Born March 3, 1922, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in various cities in California, and was living in Harbor City, California, when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941. Removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later moved to the Jerome concentration camp in …
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