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Lillian Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-254)
vh Lillian Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-254)
Sansei female, born 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where family ran a successful wholesale bakery business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was picked up by the FBI and sent to Sand Island internment camp. Moved with rest of the family to Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, to be reunited with father. Moved …
Hawaii shows Japan and Asia (ddr-csujad-19-40)
doc Hawaii shows Japan and Asia (ddr-csujad-19-40)
This is an article by Charles S. Bouslog from the magazine "Asia and the Americas," vol. 43, no. 2 (February 1943) which describes the life of the people of Japanese ancestry in Hawaii after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
100th Infantry Battalion training (ddr-densho-114-114)
img 100th Infantry Battalion training (ddr-densho-114-114)
Original caption: Japanese-Americans in Army Train to Avenge Pearl Harbor: 100th Infantry Battalion Officers and some of the enlisted men are of Japanese ancestry. American citizens, born in the Hawaiian Islands of unquestioned loyalty and patriotism. Formerly part of the Hawaiian National Guard: S/Sgt. Harry Mijamoto, who was a professional boxer in his days as a …
Larry
vh Larry "Shorty" Kazumura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-199)
Nisei male. Born November 7, 1920, in Mountain View, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where parents ran a sugar cane plantation. Was working hauling lumber when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Was not dismissed from work like other Japanese Americans, and was required to clean up the aftermath of the bombing. Volunteered for …
Japanese in Hawaii (ddr-csujad-19-86)
doc Japanese in Hawaii (ddr-csujad-19-86)
An article from "The new republic," vol. 107, no. 11, number 1450 (September 14, 1942), by Blake Clark describes the feeling in mainland United States, that the Japanese in Hawaii cannot be trusted as a result of the many rumors that came out after the attack on Pearl Harbor. See this object in the California State …
Haruye Murakami Hagiwara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-284)
vh Haruye Murakami Hagiwara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-284)
Nisei female. Born March 25, 1928, in Hilo, Hawaii. Grew up in Hilo, where father worked for a Japanese-language newspaper. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested and detained at the Kilauea Military Camp and Sand Island internment camp. After the war, attended the University of Hawaii, then returned to Hilo in 1950.

(This …

Kazuo Yamane Interview (ddr-densho-1004-20)
vh Kazuo Yamane Interview (ddr-densho-1004-20)
Nisei male. Born December 8, 1916, in Hawaii. Was already in the army when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Served with the Military Intelligence Service as a translator at the Pentagon and in Europe.

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

Howard H. Furumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1007-1)
vh Howard H. Furumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1007-1)
Nisei male. Grew up in Hilo, Hawaii. Was a veterinary student at Kansas State University when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Volunteered for the Military Intelligence Service, and served in Burma with the Merrill's Marauders.

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

Kazuo Yamane Interview (ddr-densho-1007-9)
vh Kazuo Yamane Interview (ddr-densho-1007-9)
Nisei male. Born December 8, 1916, in Hawaii. Was already in the army when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Served with the Military Intelligence Service as a translator at the Pentagon and in Europe.

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

Kenji Goto Interview (ddr-densho-1007-2)
vh Kenji Goto Interview (ddr-densho-1007-2)
Kibei male. Grew up in Kona, Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, volunteered for the Military Intelligence and was an instructor at the language school in Camp Savage, heading the Oral Language Division.

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

Henry Bruno Yamada Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-105-12)
vh Henry Bruno Yamada Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-105-12)
Memories of bombing of Pearl Harbor, restrictions on Japanese Americans in Hawaii

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews and concentrated on a single topic, namely, the …

Fred Matsumura Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-46-7)
vh Fred Matsumura Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-46-7)
Community responses to Pearl Harbor: no animosity towards Japanese Americans in Hawaii; FBI pick-ups

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews. Beverly Kashino, one of the interviewers, …

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 22 (November 29, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 22 (November 29, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-48)
Select article titles: "Sacrifice of Nisei during bombing of Pearl Harbor told" (p. 1); "Immigration authorities guilty of discrimination in blood test rule" (p. 1); "Bloc voting in Hawaii sensed on mainland unseen by savant" (p. 2); "Canadian Nisei leaders challeneged by Japanese ambassador to cooperate in bettering friendly relations of nations" (p. 3); "Another $1/2 …
Harriet Sato Masunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-389)
vh Harriet Sato Masunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-389)
Nisei female. Born November 25, 1930, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in the Aala neighborhood of Honolulu before the war, where parents operated a hat cleaning business. Directly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and interned in several camps.

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

Daniel Inouye Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-28-4)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-28-4)
Attitude and recollections of Japanese Americans living in Hawaii during the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the …

Amy Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-30)
vh Amy Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-30)
Nisei female. Born and raised in Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI. The rest of the family was removed to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, to be reunited with father. After leaving camp, moved with family to Japan before eventually returning to …
Fred Matsumura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-46)
vh Fred Matsumura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-46)
Nisei male, born April 14, 1923, on the Island of Molokai, Hawaii. Volunteered for military service after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Unit as a Sergeant and Assistant Squad Leader. Later, he and three others in his unit had their rank reduced to Private after being court-martialed for alleged involvement …
Toshio Moritsugu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-318)
vh Toshio Moritsugu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-318)
Nisei male. Born April 2, 1925, in Heeia, Hawaii. Grew up in a village called Fish Camp, where father was a fisherman. Witnessed Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Father was picked up and detained by the FBI at the Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii. After the war, earned a PhD in chemistry …
Edward H. Mitsukado Interview (ddr-densho-1007-4)
vh Edward H. Mitsukado Interview (ddr-densho-1007-4)
Nisei male. Born June 1, 1912, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu, where father ran a taxi business. Was serving with the Hawaii Territorial 298th Infantry when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Went to the mainland for training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. Transferred to the Military Intelligence Service and was asked to help select the Nisei …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 113, No. 5 [August 30, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 113, No. 5 [August 30, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-30)
Select article titles: "Full investigation of Arizona killings urged" (p. 1), "Justice official promises ongoing fight for rights" (p. 1), "Redress in Hawaii: 'Non-internees' may qualify" (p. 1), "Minority groups sue for Census adjustment" (p. 3), "Chicago JACL board opposes Thomas nomination to U.S. Supreme Court" (p. 3), "Next redress checks due for evacuees at least …
Kenji Goto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1007-2-7)
vh Kenji Goto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1007-2-7)
Rumors in Hawaii after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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 in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the …

Narrator Howard H. Furumoto

Nisei male. Grew up in Hilo, Hawaii. Was a veterinary student at Kansas State University when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Volunteered for the Military Intelligence Service, and served in Burma with the Merrill's Marauders.

Narrator Kenji Goto

Kibei male. Grew up in Kona, Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, volunteered for the Military Intelligence and was an instructor at the language school in Camp Savage, heading the Oral Language Division.
Richard Kosaki Interview (ddr-janm-13-1)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview (ddr-janm-13-1)
Nisei male. Born September 14, 1924, in Waikiki, Hawaii. Attended McKinley High School, where he was student body president, just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Served as a language instructor for the U.S. Military Intelligence Service during World War II, and was stationed in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Earned PhD in …

Narrator Haruye Murakami Hagiwara

Nisei female. Born March 25, 1928, in Hilo, Hawaii. Grew up in Hilo, where father worked for a Japanese-language newspaper. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested and detained at the Kilauea Military Camp and Sand Island internment camp. After the war, attended the University of Hawaii, then returned to Hilo in 1950.
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