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Shosuke Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1002-2)
vh Shosuke Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1002-2)
Issei male. Born 1912 in Yamaguchi ken, Japan. Immigrated to United States in 1919. Lived in Pomeroy, Washington, and Seattle, Washington, before World War II. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in New York. As a member of the Newspaper Guild, led effort to eliminate pejorative use of …
George Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-187)
vh George Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-187)
Nisei male. Born November 16, 1923, in Spokane, Washington. Spent childhood in downtown Spokane where parents ran the World Hotel. Father also worked as a mail handler for the Great Northern Railroad. Attended Lewis and Clark High School and Washington State University. During the war remembers seeing train cars pass through Spokane with Japanese Americans headed …
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, July 22, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-86)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, July 22, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-86)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine, in the Rohwer incarceration camp. Makoto writes from "Leghorn" [=Livorno] Italy where he is deployed as a US Army soldier. The letter is mailed via Army/Air Post Office, New York, by U.S. Army Postal Service. In the letter, he describes his duty, guarding prisoners while they …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 24 (June 15, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 24 (June 15, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-24)
Selected article titles: "Claims bill ready for consideration on Senate floor within two weeks" (p. 1), 'Alien Land Law Repeal Measure Set as Prop. 13" (p. 1), "Nat'l JACL Director Satow visits Nation's capital, visits with California congressmen" (p. 1), "Reveal identity of Nisei meeting housing bias in SF area as Richmond-El Cerrito CLer" (p. 1), …
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, March 26, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-191)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, March 26, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-191)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine. He writes from Italy where he is stationed as a Nisei solder. The letter is mailed via New York by the U.S. Army Postal Service. In the letter, he explains how Seiichi would receive 25.00 dollars of the military family allowance monthly. The government deducts 25.00 …
Signed note from Helen Keller (ddr-njpa-1-764)
img Signed note from Helen Keller (ddr-njpa-1-764)
Caption on front: "We differ, blind and seeing, not so much in the number of sense we have as in the way we meet limitations with lifted head and smiling face. Sincerely, Helen Keller." Caption on reverse [translation]: Helen Keller Finally Comes to Japan - Introducing the 'Talking Book' - (Tokyo) April 2, 1937. Helen Keller, …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 4 (July 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 4 (July 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-30)
Select article titles: "TV Critic says Anti-Nisei Films Should be Junked" (p. 1); Aliens seeking adjustment of residence status allowed trips to U.S. possessions; Japanese circus performer can visit Hawaii" (p. 1); Library Named in Memory of Ex-Calif. Issei" (p. 2); "U.S.-Japan gov't cooperation assured for Nisei businessman's international confab" (p. 2); Hawaiian students gather material …
Yuriko Domoto Tsukada Collection (ddr-densho-356)
Collection Yuriko Domoto Tsukada Collection (ddr-densho-356)
This collection consists of Yuriko Tsukada (nee Domoto)’s photographs, correspondences, personal records, diaries, and Granada (Amache) Camp Administrative Records related to the Social Welfare Department. Photographs in this collection are of the Domoto and Tsukada families before 1941. The correspondences are to Yuriko Tsukada (nee Domoto) from friends and family while she was held in Merced …
Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-137-7)
vh Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-137-7)
Moving to New York City: "a liberating experience"

Mitsuye Yamada was interviewed together with her two surviving brothers, William Toshio Yasutake and Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. She was interviewed individually on October 9-10, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their own family history interviews. …

Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-137-13)
vh Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-137-13)
Involvement in political movements while a student at New York University

Mitsuye Yamada was interviewed together with her two surviving brothers, William Toshio Yasutake and Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. She was interviewed individually on October 9-10, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their own …

Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-137-4)
vh Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-137-4)
Hearing about brother's combat injury; deciding to leave Cincinnati for New York University

Mitsuye Yamada was interviewed together with her two surviving brothers, William Toshio Yasutake and Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. She was interviewed individually on October 9-10, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct …

Pacific Citizen Vol. 21 No. 20 (ddr-densho-121-2)
doc Pacific Citizen Vol. 21 No. 20 (ddr-densho-121-2)
Selected article titles: "Navy Opens Ranks to Japanese Americans" (p. 1), "Sgt. Ben Kuroki to Speak on "Town Meeting of the Air"" (p. 1), "1000 Tule Lake Renunciants Enter Suit to Regain Rights" (p. 1), "Evacuee Group Leaves Seattle for Hawaii" (p. 1), "Native Sons Want Relocation Camps to be Kept Open" (p. 1), "Southern Pacific …
Article regarding Takeo Miki (ddr-njpa-4-931)
doc Article regarding Takeo Miki (ddr-njpa-4-931)
Article: "Progressive Party Leader Of Japan Here. Takeo Miki, chief secretary of the Progressive Party (Kaishinto) of Japan, and Mrs. Miki are visiting in Honolulu today enroute back to Japan after a two months' world tour. They arrived here last night from San Francisco at 10 by plane, and are scheduled to depart for Tokyo tonight …

Narrator Pramila Jayapal

Born September 21, 1965 in Madras, India. Attended the Jakarta International School in Indonesia before moving to the United States to attend college at Georgetown University. Worked as an investment banker in New York City as well as in the management development program for Physio-Control. Currently, Pramila is the founder and Executive Director of Hate Free …
Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-138-29)
vh Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-138-29)
Staying in New York City after the war, meeting future wife, and passing civil service exam

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings …

Family outside barracks (ddr-densho-37-673)
img Family outside barracks (ddr-densho-37-673)
Original WRA caption: Sakamoto family picture on golden wedding anniversary of Joseph Gerald Osamu Sakamoto and Mary Ann Tsuchi Sakamoto, both 80, at the Minidoka Relocation Center on December 11, 1943. Married in Japan, they came to the U.S. in 1894. Mr. Sakamoto was an early Seattle hotel proprietor. His son, James Y. Sakamoto, 40, is …

Narrator Mitsuye May Yamada

Female, child of Issei parents. Born July 5, 1923, in Fukuoka, Japan while her mother and two older Nisei brothers visited relatives. Named Mitsuye Mei Yasutake at birth. From age 3, grew up in Seattle, WA. Father employed by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as interpreter for twenty years, until separated from family on December …

Narrator Joe Yasutake

Nisei male. Born 1932 in Seattle, Washington. Father employed by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as interpreter for twenty years, until separated from family on December 7, 1941 and interned as an enemy alien. Removed from Seattle with mother, sister and two brothers in 1942. Attended school (fifth through sixth grades) while incarcerated at Puyallup …

Narrator Tosh Yasutake

Nisei male. Born 1922 in Seattle, WA. Father was employed by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as interpreter for twenty years, until he was separated from family on December 7, 1941, and interned as an enemy alien. Graduated 1941, Cleveland High School, and attended University of Washington before being removed from Seattle with mother, sister …
Looking ahead (ddr-csujad-48-8)
doc Looking ahead (ddr-csujad-48-8)
Term paper by Betty Hashimoto for period III Social Problems class taught by Mr. Harry Bentley Wells, a teacher at Manzanar High School. Before being sent to Manzanar, Betty had planned to attend Woodbury Business College and then get a job as a receptionist with solid accounting skills. Betty briefly mentions a need for the Nisei …
Four letters to Yuri Domoto from Kaneji Domoto (ddr-densho-356-385)
doc Four letters to Yuri Domoto from Kaneji Domoto (ddr-densho-356-385)
Four letters to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada to her brother Kaneji "Kan" Domoto, all stored together in one envelope, unclear if all the letters were mailed together or separately. 4/24 letter: Inquires if his sisters arrived in Boston and telling them about a WRA office in Brooklyn they should check-in to the next time they visit him. …
Lyceum Theatre programs (ddr-csujad-49-76)
doc Lyceum Theatre programs (ddr-csujad-49-76)
Playbook for the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company's production of "The Mikado" and "Pirates of Penzance." An item from: pages 58-59 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_041_01
Blossom time: souvenir program (ddr-csujad-49-221)
doc Blossom time: souvenir program (ddr-csujad-49-221)
Playbook from the operetta, "Blossom Time," originally written by Franz Schubert; from: pages 106-107 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001) See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_067_06
Daddy, what was D-Day? (ddr-csujad-49-266)
doc Daddy, what was D-Day? (ddr-csujad-49-266)
Article in "Parade (June 7, 1959)" titled, "Daddy, what as D-Day?: a medaled veteran answers this question, put to him 15 years later by his daughter" by Schuyler W. Jackson, dated June 7, 1959. An item from: page 130 and the inner back cover of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California …
Genuine registered Keepsake Diamond Rings (ddr-csujad-49-262)
doc Genuine registered Keepsake Diamond Rings (ddr-csujad-49-262)
Advertisement for Keepsake Diamond Rings. An item from: page 130 and the inner back cover of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_080_06
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