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Narrator Mary T. Karatsu

Nisei female. Born April 23, 1924, in Baldwin Park, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved with sister to New York under sponsorship of uncle to avoid incarceration. Attended school in New York before marrying and eventually returning to California. Active in numerous community and social service organizations in the Los Angeles area.

Narrator Michael J. Forrester

White male. Born 1937 in Brooklyn, New York. Grew up in New York, where father was a mechanic. After World War II, enlisted in the Air Force and was sent serve in Japan. While there, met future wife, got married and returned to the U.S. Established a successful career with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Photo of Yuichi and Yuji Sumi (ddr-densho-399-25)
img Photo of Yuichi and Yuji Sumi (ddr-densho-399-25)
"Having worked in the wholesale business prior to WWII, Yuji Sumi opened the 'New World Gift Shop' in 1945. Located at 1131 Amsterdam Avenue in New York City, it sold giftware and collectibles primarily from Japan. It closed in 1994."
Pacific Citizen Vol. 46, No. 1 (January 03, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-1)
doc Pacific Citizen Vol. 46, No. 1 (January 03, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-1)
Select article titles: "First Nisei Named Ambassador For Japan, To Revisit Hometown" (p. 1); "New York first city to pass ordinance barring discrimination in private housing" (p.1)
Rohwer Outpost Vol. VI No. 46 (June 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-274)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. VI No. 46 (June 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-274)
Selected article titles: "Changes Made in Resettlement Aid" (p. 1), "Essential Workers Will be Excused from Cleanup Work" (p. 1), "New York Nisei Girls Receive Praise" (p. 1).
Along the route of the B and O between Washington and New York (ddr-csujad-49-166)
img Along the route of the B and O between Washington and New York (ddr-csujad-49-166)
Postcard front with text: "Along the Route of the B and O between Washington and New York." An item from: pages 92-93 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_060_07
Joseph Grew receiving the Holland Society's Gold Medal for Distinguised Achievement (ddr-njpa-1-538)
img Joseph Grew receiving the Holland Society's Gold Medal for Distinguised Achievement (ddr-njpa-1-538)
Caption on reverse: "Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan honored in New York. Joseph C. Grew (left), Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of State and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, - receives the Holland Society's Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement from Ottomar H. Van Norden, president of the Society, at ceremonies in New York City. The …
Konstantin Umansky meeting with Filipp Golikov and Alexander Repin (ddr-njpa-1-1012)
img Konstantin Umansky meeting with Filipp Golikov and Alexander Repin (ddr-njpa-1-1012)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Soviet Military Envoy Arrives in New York. (New York) Domei. American policy towards the Soviet Union has moved towards supporting them strongly since the beginning of the German-Soviet War, making the US inclination towards entering the war even more apparent. Photograph: Soviet Ambassador Umansky (left) meeting Soviet Military Envoy General Filipp Golikov …
Letter from Kaneji Domoto to Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-329-863)
doc Letter from Kaneji Domoto to Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-329-863)
Letter from New York City. Mostly anecdotes about spending time with his co-workers in their time off in the city, going to bookstores and the library and seeing shows. Anecdotes about his boss at the New York World's Fair job, landscape architect Shogo Myaida. Taking and printing pictures from the worksite. In pencil on back of …
Sonja Henie skating (ddr-njpa-1-623)
img Sonja Henie skating (ddr-njpa-1-623)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "(New York) Domei. Sonja Henie, the top female ice skater, eschewed the ice carnival held nearby at Madison Square Garden to engage in fierce training."
doc "Show" magazine (ddr-densho-367-96)
A copy of "Show" magazine with a centerfold spread highlighting Cherie en Parisat the Latin Quarter in New York. Performers include Ruby Richards, Lee Sharon, and Mary Mon Toy.
Lou Gehrig a bat (ddr-njpa-1-505)
img Lou Gehrig a bat (ddr-njpa-1-505)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Comfortable Batting. (St. Petersburg, Florida) Rengo. The fierce, comfortable swing of Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, who is expected to live up to his name as the new home run king after the loss of Babe Ruth."
Men working on a plane (ddr-njpa-1-693)
img Men working on a plane (ddr-njpa-1-693)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Domei Photographic Overseas News A July 19, 1938. About to Depart. (New York) Domei. The newest Lockheed passenger plane, which will carry American millionaire Howard Hughes as he attempts to set a new record for flying around the world."
Shizuko Kadoguchi Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1006-2-14)
vh Shizuko Kadoguchi Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1006-2-14)
Hosting the Ikenobo Society, a prestigious flower-arranging group from Japan, at the New York World's Fair

This interview was conducted by the JC Legacy Project, a project of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 24 (March 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-191)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 24 (March 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-191)
"Delay by Senate on ENI Bill Looms; New York Post Scribe Fears Road "Very Uncertain" (p. 1), "President Inks Contraband Bill" (p. 1), "Letter to CARE from Japan" (p. 1).
Clipping from front page of Rocky Shimpo (ddr-densho-122-781)
doc Clipping from front page of Rocky Shimpo (ddr-densho-122-781)
Selected articles: Drive opens to Ban Japanese from Buying Land, Proud to Have Privilege to Fight Beside Nisei, Iowa Soldiers Declare, LaGuardia Protests Plan to Send Nisei to New York
George Yamada Segment 36 (ddr-densho-1000-187-36)
vh George Yamada Segment 36 (ddr-densho-1000-187-36)
Raising a family in upstate New York

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Letter to Yuri Domoto from Harry Emerson Fosdick (ddr-densho-356-229)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Harry Emerson Fosdick (ddr-densho-356-229)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Reverend Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick of The Riverside Church in New York City. Reverend Dr. Fosdick wrote to Yuriko as Sergeant Yoshito Shibata visited the church during his furlough to New York City and provided her name and address to them as part of his required registration to visit the …
Gila News-Courier Vol. IV No. 63 (August 11, 1945) (ddr-densho-141-423)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. IV No. 63 (August 11, 1945) (ddr-densho-141-423)
Selected article titles: "Director Myer Orders Weekly Leave Quotas" (p. 1), "WRA Announces 755 Casualties" (p. 3), "New York: Worker Demand Remains High" (p. 4), "Majority Return to California" (p. 4).
Letter to T.W. from Fred (ddr-densho-410-56)
doc Letter to T.W. from Fred (ddr-densho-410-56)
Sent to T.W. in New York with details about the whereabouts of the "Pomona kids" in the military and elsewhere. Names listed were Pomona college students in the mid-1930's.
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