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Japanese Boy Scout leader with Honolulu Boy Scout leaders (ddr-njpa-4-809)
img Japanese Boy Scout leader with Honolulu Boy Scout leaders (ddr-njpa-4-809)
Caption on reverse: "JAPAN SCOUT LEADER VISITS HERE: Eagle Scout Arthur K. Goto of Honolulu's Explorer Post 82 is shown wishing Count Yorihiro Matsudaira, president of the Boy Scouts Council of Kagawa prefecture, Japan, godspeed as he left aboard a Pan American plane for Tokyo following a two-day visit in Honolulu a week ago last Saturday, …
The ship
img The ship "Marine Lynx" in San Francisco Bay awaiting the arrival of more than 200 Indonesian seamen for deportation to Dutch East Indies (ddr-csujad-27-2)
Caption found with the image reads, "'Marine Lynx' resting peacefully at anchor in San Francisco Bay awaiting arrival of more than 200 Indonesian seamen, for deportation to Dutch East Indies. Most of them had been in custody at New York awaiting the sailing of some vessel from the West Coast. They had arrived in Atlantic Ports …
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, December 11, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-111)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, December 11, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-111)
A letter from Makoto Okine who is stationed in Italy as a U.S. Army soldier to his father, Seiichi Okine in Hawthorne, California. He informs that he has received a letter from his sister, Hatsuno Hotty Okine, and writes about what he has learned from her. He is glad to learn that Seiichi Okine has returned …
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, August 19, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-87)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, August 19, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-87)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine. He writes probably from 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. The letter was originally addressed to Bartlet Illinois, where Makoto assumes Seiichi stays and farms with Ayame …
Information Digest No. 32 (ddr-densho-156-392)
doc Information Digest No. 32 (ddr-densho-156-392)
Section titles: "Senate Committee to Investigate"; "Outline Evacuee Property Policies"; "Chicago Employment Conference"; "Smart Completes Study"; "To Meet with Reports Officers"; "WRA Meetings on Construction Continue"; "Spanish Consuls Visit Centers"; "Industrial Equipment Available"; "Ade's Trip Productive"; "Employment to Take Over Student Leave"; "Ration Boards to be Set Up"; "Personnel Division Adds to Staff"; "Bates in Washington"; …
Takayo Tsubouchi Fischer Interview (ddr-densho-1000-375)
vh Takayo Tsubouchi Fischer Interview (ddr-densho-1000-375)
Nisei female. Born November 25, 1932, in Harwick, California. During World War II, at the age of nine, removed with family to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp resettled in Chicago for a time before moving to Florida to attend college. In 1958, appeared in the …
Ernest Besig Interview (ddr-densho-1002-3)
vh Ernest Besig Interview (ddr-densho-1002-3)
White male. Born in May 30, 1904, in Albany, New York. Founder and Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California from 1934 to 1971. Fought for civil rights throughout his career, and was involved in the General Strike in San Francisco, the McCarthy Era, and the Free Speech, civil rights, and anti-war …
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 24, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-109)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 24, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-109)
A letter from Makoto Okine who is probably stationed in Italy as a U.S. military soldier to his father, Seiichi Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. He describes his vacation, staying in a hotel and eating at a restaurant. He states that he has not had a chance to sleep in a bed with sheets …
Letter from Ayame and Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, October 18, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-172)
doc Letter from Ayame and Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, October 18, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-172)
A letter from Masao and Ayame Okine to their parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Masao reports to his parents about his arrival to Chicago after his discharge from the U.S. Army, serving as a Nisei solder in Japan. He describes his life in Chicago, such as buying a car and driving to New York to see …
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-123)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-123)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine in Hawthorne, California. This letter is probably written in Italy where Makoto is stationed as a U.S. Army soldier and mailed via New York by the U.S. Army Postal Service. He regrets not being able to write to his father for a long time because he …
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 …
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 …
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, 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. 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 …
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, …
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 …

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 …
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 …
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 …

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 May 25, 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 …

Narrator Tosh Yasutake

Nisei male. Born June 10, 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 …
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. …

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