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Testimony of Robert T. Mizukami (ddr-densho-67-188)
doc Testimony of Robert T. Mizukami (ddr-densho-67-188)
Written testimony of Robert T. Murakami, of Fife, Washington. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Impact on Japanese American Veterans." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Robert Sato (ddr-densho-67-156)
doc Testimony of Robert Sato (ddr-densho-67-156)
Written testimony of Robert Sato of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Evacuation Impact and Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Francis Mas Fukuhara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-9)
vh Francis Mas Fukuhara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-9)
Nisei male. Born January 30, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Seattle's Nihonmachi/Yesler Terrace area. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Postwar commander of Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) in 1988 and 1989.
May K. Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-79)
vh May K. Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-79)
Nisei female. Born 1937 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown. Incarcerated as child at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in Seattle. In her interview, discusses issues of shame and loss of Japanese American identity as a result of incarceration.
Frank Yamasaki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-107)
vh Frank Yamasaki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-107)
Nisei male. Born 1923 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in South Park and Belltown areas of Seattle. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Refused to participate in draft, imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for resisting the draft. Resettled in Seattle.
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 …
Tosh Tokunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-241)
vh Tosh Tokunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-241)
Nisei male. Born January 2, 1925, in Selleck, Washington. Grew up in the Selleck logging camp before moving with family to Seattle, Washington, for high school. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered for the military as a paratrooper, and served in Europe. Eventually returned to …
Testimony of Misao Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-171)
doc Testimony of Misao Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-171)
Written testimony of Misao Sakamoto of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact on Family & Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Thomas T. Shigio (ddr-densho-67-175)
doc Testimony of Thomas T. Shigio (ddr-densho-67-175)
Written testimony of Thomas T. Shigio of Auburn, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Economic Loss and Harassment." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Theresa Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-164)
doc Testimony of Theresa Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-164)
Written testimony of Theresa Takayoshi of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. 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.
Testimony of Matthew M. Masuoka (ddr-densho-67-236)
doc Testimony of Matthew M. Masuoka (ddr-densho-67-236)
Written testimony of Matthew M. Masuoka of Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Economic Losses." Personal information excised by Densho.
Katsumi Okamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-24)
vh Katsumi Okamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-24)
Nisei male. Born July 5, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned and operated a grocery store. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Served in Japan with the Military Intelligence Service following World War II.
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 …
Wesley K. Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-166)
vh Wesley K. Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-166)
Ni-ten-gosei (Nisei/Sansei) male. Born May 20, 1935, in Tacoma, Washington. Spent early childhood in Kent, Washington, and was removed with family to the Pinedale Assembly Center at age seven. Family was incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and then moved to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled and attended grade school and high school in Chicago, …
Cherry Kinoshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-34)
vh Cherry Kinoshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-34)
Nisei female. Born October 13, 1923, in Seattle, Washington, grew up in Green Lake area. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Active in National and Seattle Chapter JACL politics, especially during the drive for redress in the 1970s and 1980s. Cherry Kinoshita passed away on July 29, 2008.
Letter regarding parole status (ddr-densho-25-112)
doc Letter regarding parole status (ddr-densho-25-112)
This letter from a district director of the Department of Justice was sent to an Issei in 1945. He was detained at the Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho for a period of time, and the letter informed him that while he was there, he did not have to report to a parole officer.
Testimony of Marie Horiuchi Ooka (ddr-densho-67-209)
doc Testimony of Marie Horiuchi Ooka (ddr-densho-67-209)
Written testimony of Marie Horiuchi Ooka, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Psychological Impact and Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Akiko Kurose Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-42)
vh Akiko Kurose Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-42)
Nisei female. Born February 25, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Longtime civil rights activist, educator, and pacifist.

(Mrs. Kurose was undergoing treatment for cancer and required frequent breaks and medication to help her with pain management.)

Tadashi Kuniyuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-227)
vh Tadashi Kuniyuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-227)
Nisei male. Born August 12, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned a series of hotels. Graduated from the University of Washington prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Spokane, Washington, for …
Molly K. Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-420)
vh Molly K. Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-420)
Nisei female. Born November 23, 1919, in Dee, Oregon. Grew up in Dee, where parents had a farm. Finished college before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before returning to …
Fumi Kaseguma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-203)
vh Fumi Kaseguma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-203)
Nisei female. Born April 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Spent one summer in Japan just before the onset of war between the U.S. and Japan. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp as part of the National Youth Administration, and worked in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Chicago, …
Setsu Tsuboi Tanemura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-266)
vh Setsu Tsuboi Tanemura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-266)
Nisei female. Born February 28, 1930, in Portland, Oregon. After losing mother at age two, went to live with a Swedish family until age nine. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Returned to Portland to finish school following World War II.
Frank Yamasaki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-131)
vh Frank Yamasaki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-131)
Nisei male. Born 1923 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in South Park and Belltown areas of Seattle. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Refused to participate in draft, imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for resisting the draft. Resettled in Seattle. Frank Yamasaki passed away February 28, 2016.
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, …

Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
vh Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
Nisei female. Born March 31, 1909, in Vashon Island, Washington. Raised in Vashon Island and Des Moines, Washington, before being removed with her two children to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California. Later transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago, Illinois. Lived and worked in Chicago before eventually returning to …
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