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Fumiko Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1001-1)
vh Fumiko Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1001-1)
Nisei female. Born January 21, 1911, in Winslow, Washington. Grew up in Japan and the Fletcher's Bay area of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Member of the first group of Japanese Americans to be forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated. Incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, while pregnant and caring for two ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 72, No. 18 (May 7, 1971) (ddr-pc-43-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 72, No. 18 (May 7, 1971) (ddr-pc-43-18)
Selected article titles: "Drug problem on campus: Dorsey High's March 26 Incident" (p. 1), "Asians picket San Diego High production of 'King and I' play" (p. 1), "Californians becoming oblivious to race difference in election" (p. 1), "500 Sansei win California state scholarship award" (p. 1), "JACL represented at American Immigration and Citizenship confab" (p. 2), ...
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection (ddr-densho-34)
Collection Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection (ddr-densho-34)
The collection of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, 1890s-1940s, consists primarily of photographs of strawberry farms, businesses, sawmills, and the church and school activities of the Japanese American community on Bainbridge Island, Washington. The collection also includes photographs of the Bainbridge Island community of Port Blakely, the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island, ...
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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Jack Y. Kunitomi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-355)
vh Jack Y. Kunitomi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-355)
Nisei male. Born October 10, 1915, in California. Married prior to mass removal, and was sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and worked on the camp newspaper. Drafted into the army and served with the Military Intelligence Service in the Philippines and occupied Japan.

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Jack Y. Kunitomi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-376)
vh Jack Y. Kunitomi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-376)
Nisei male. Born October 10, 1915, in California. Married prior to mass removal, and was sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and worked on the camp newspaper. Drafted into the army and served with the Military Intelligence Service in the Philippines and occupied Japan.

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Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-250)
vh Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-250)
Nisei female. Born August 5, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento and Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Washington representative and researcher for National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR) and primary archival researcher for Commission on Wartime Relocation ...
Nancy Nakata Gohata Interview (ddr-densho-1003-3)
vh Nancy Nakata Gohata Interview (ddr-densho-1003-3)
Sansei female. Born October 16, 1940, in Compton, California. As an infant, taken with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the government issued the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," family was transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for ten years at a farm labor camp on an island outside of ...
Tule Lake Co-ordinating committee notes (ddr-csujad-2-27)
doc Tule Lake Co-ordinating committee notes (ddr-csujad-2-27)
Meeting notes of incarceree led Tule Lake Camp government. Describes a desire to "return to normalcy" after unrest in camp including various publications, vandalism, the arrival of Manzanar transfers, lack of employment, and no prisoners being released for three weeks from the army stockades. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project ...
Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 85 (April 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-125-329)
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 85 (April 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-125-329)
Selected article titles: "Manzanar Saddened by President's Death" (p. 1), "Message by Block Managers Assembly Chairman" (p. 1), "Property Receiving, Shipping Warehouse Moves to Mess Two" (p. 1), "Insurance Not Available to Japanese" (p. 1), "War Correspondent Writes of Nisei Soldiers' Problems" (p. 1), "Four Additional WRA Offices to Open in Southern California" (p. 1), "Students ...
Fumiko Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-15)
vh Fumiko Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-15)
Nisei female. Born January 21, 1911, in Winslow, Washington. Grew up in Japan and the Fletcher's Bay area of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Member of the first group of Japanese Americans to be forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated. Incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, while pregnant and caring for two ...
Harry Ueno Interview (ddr-densho-1002-7)
vh Harry Ueno Interview (ddr-densho-1002-7)
Nisei male. Born April 14, 1907, in Pauilo, Hawaii. Lived in Japan from 1915 to 1923, and settled on the mainland upon his return to the United States. Was married in 1930, and was removed along with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II. While in Manzanar, organized the Mess Hall Workers Union. ...
Akira Kageyama Interview (ddr-densho-1003-15)
vh Akira Kageyama Interview (ddr-densho-1003-15)
Nisei male. Born July 2, 1916, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. Lost both parents at an early age, and was responsible for younger siblings. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. In camp, was a key figure in Manzanar's guayule project. After leaving camp, returned to ...
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. ...
Chikaye Sande Azeka Hashimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1003-6)
vh Chikaye Sande Azeka Hashimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1003-6)
Nisei female. Born May 29, 1936, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a cleaning business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, with family. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles where parents reestablished the family business. Studied and performed Japanese classical dance during and after ...
Bruce T. Kaji Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-300)
vh Bruce T. Kaji Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-300)
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 ...
Archie Miyatake Interview (ddr-densho-1000-299)
vh Archie Miyatake Interview (ddr-densho-1000-299)
Nisei male. Born November 6, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father, renowned photographer Toyo Miyatake, established a photo studio. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. In camp, father became the camp's photographer. After the war, Archie Miyatake returned to Los Angeles and eventually took ...
Yaeko Yoshihara Interview (ddr-densho-1001-17)
vh Yaeko Yoshihara Interview (ddr-densho-1001-17)
Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the war, returned to Bainbridge with family.

(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 ...

Kiyo Maruyama Interview (ddr-densho-1003-1)
vh Kiyo Maruyama Interview (ddr-densho-1003-1)
Nisei male. Born August 28, 1920, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Glendale area, where father ran a gardening business. Was in college at UC Berkeley when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Chicago. Drafted into the army and served ...
John Kats Marumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-322)
vh John Kats Marumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-322)
Nisei male. Born 1927 in Terminal Island, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, where father was a fisherman. Lived in Japan for a short time in 1941. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved to Compton after the Japanese Americans were excluded from Terminal Island. Removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, worked ...
Memo from Harry L. Black, Advisory Committee, to Mr. [Raymond R.] Best, February 8, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-91)
doc Memo from Harry L. Black, Advisory Committee, to Mr. [Raymond R.] Best, February 8, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-91)
Memorandum regarding meeting with Co-ordinating Committee. Concerns meeting to discuss Committee's recommendation to release "18 additional detainees from the stockade." The memo on "Executive Office of the President, Office for Emergency Management" letterhead, also discusses employment of incarcerees from Manzanar and Tule Lake and moving incarcerees out of and into various housing blocks. See this object ...
Bill Takemoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-31)
vh Bill Takemoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-31)
Nisei male. Born and raised on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the war, joined the Air Force and eventually returned to Bainbridge Island.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and ...

Richard E. Yamashiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-333)
vh Richard E. Yamashiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-333)
Nisei male. Born February 13, 1929, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Hollywood, California, and was living there when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Parents signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and the family was transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, then designated as a ...

Narrator Patricia Mariko Morikawa Sakamoto

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.

Narrator Sue K. Embrey

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.
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