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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 ...

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.
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 Sam H. Ono

Nisei male. Born July 10, 1926, in Sacramento, California. Moved frequently as a child after mother passed away. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Graduated from high school in Manzanar. Left camp to attend Morningside College in Iowa. Drafted into the army and served in the medical corps. Eventually returned to ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 112, No. 24 [June 21, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 112, No. 24 [June 21, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-24)
Select article titles: "JACL discusses Chinese, Jewish coalition effort" (p. 1), "Census Bureau reveals undercount of Asians" (p. 1), "Commission calls for overhauling of justice system" (p. 1), "Water rights snag Manzanar proposal" (p. 1), "Bias charged against Japanese firms in U.S." (p. 3), "Study: wife abuse high among Southeast Asians" (p. 3), "Ethnic enrollment up ...
Yukiko Katayama Omoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-38)
vh Yukiko Katayama Omoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-38)
Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, eventually transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, 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, ...

Narrator Hanako Hoshiyama Fukumoto

Nisei female. Born 1923 in Montebello, California. Lived in several places in Southern California, where father was a flower grower. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Married and had a child in camp. Left Manzanar for Chicago, Illinois.

Narrator Karlene Koketsu

Nisei female. Born January 7, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Sawtelle area of Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving Manzanar, lived briefly with family in Utah before eventually returning to California.

Narrator Henry Fukuhara

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.
Robert A. Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1003-4)
vh Robert A. Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1003-4)
Nisei/Sansei male. Born July 5, 1936, in Venice, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Denver before returning to Los Angeles. After the war, became a pioneering filmmaker. Founder of Visual Communications, the oldest community-based media arts center in the United States. Along ...
Bill Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1003-9)
vh Bill Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1003-9)
Nisei male. Born January 5, 1944, in the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After World War II, left camp with family for the Los Angeles area, where parents had lived before the war. Established a career as an engineer. Active in the Little Tokyo Service Center.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from ...

Tomiko Hayashida Egashira (ddr-densho-1001-24)
vh Tomiko Hayashida Egashira (ddr-densho-1001-24)
Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge Island.

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

Hisa Matsudaira Interview (ddr-densho-1001-27)
vh Hisa Matsudaira Interview (ddr-densho-1001-27)
Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where family ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, eventually transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Bainbridge Island.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National ...

Yukiko Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1001-22)
vh Yukiko Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1001-22)
Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Was working as a maid in Seattle when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of ...

Joe Kino Interview (ddr-densho-1001-33)
vh Joe Kino Interview (ddr-densho-1001-33)
Nisei male. Spent early years in Japan before returning to Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Chicago, Illinois, for a time before eventually returning to Bainbridge.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from ...

Iku Amatatsu Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1001-36)
vh Iku Amatatsu Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1001-36)
Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Chicago for a time before eventually returning to Bainbridge.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from ...

Shig Moritani Interview (ddr-densho-1001-21)
vh Shig Moritani Interview (ddr-densho-1001-21)
Nisei male. Born April 10, 1921. Grew up in Bainbridge Island, Washington, where family ran a strawberry farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp and lived in Chicago and New York before eventually returning to Bainbridge Island.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the ...

Narrator Ann Sugimoto

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.
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