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Ramsay Yosuke Mori Interview (ddr-densho-1000-316)
vh Ramsay Yosuke Mori Interview (ddr-densho-1000-316)
Nisei male. Born February 23, 1933, in Tokyo, Japan. Moved with parents to Hawaii at a young age, and grew up in Honolulu, where family held a prominent position in the community. Just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, parents received a phone call from Japan, which was tapped by the FBI. The U.S. government …

Narrator Larry "Shorty" Kazumura

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 …

Narrator Fred Matsumura

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 …

Narrator Akira Otani

Nisei male. Born January 26, 1921, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu where father owned a successful fish auction business. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, volunteered for the Hawaiian Territorial Guard. Eventually was able to join the U.S. Army, and served in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Returned to Honolulu …

Narrator Susumu Oshima

Nisei male. Born August 15, 1926, in Kainaliu-Kona, Hawaii. Grew up in Kona, where parents established a successful dry goods store, barber shop, and taxi service. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was immediately arrested by the FBI and held in the Kilauea Military Camp on the Big Island of Hawaii. During the war, father …
Pacific Citizen Vol. 21 No. 22 (ddr-densho-121-3)
doc Pacific Citizen Vol. 21 No. 22 (ddr-densho-121-3)
Selected article titles: "Six Nisei GIs Killed, 16 Hurt in Plane Crash" (p. 1), "Trailer Homes for Returning Evacuees" (p. 1), "Attorney Wirin Not Connected With Tule Lake Cases" (p. 1), "Outrigger Club Officials Will Continue Anti-Oriental Policy" (p. 1), "Nisei Soldiers Lead Armistice Parade In Italy" (p. 1), "Two Counties Bar Aid to Evacuee Group" …
Masamizu Kitajima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-287)
vh Masamizu Kitajima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-287)
Nisei male. Born August 1, 1933, in Ookala, Hawaii. At a young age, sent to Japan to live with grandfather and begin ministry training, but returned to the U.S. just before the onset of World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father, a prominent Buddhist minister, was picked up and arrested by the FBI. …

Narrator Yutaka Inokuchi

Nisei male. Born August 25, 1924, in Waipahu, Hawaii. Grew up on the Waipahu sugar plantation where parents worked. Was attending Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Father was picked up by the FBI and eventually interned in the Honouliuli POW camp. Mr. Inokuchi got a job in the …
Pacific Citizen Vol. 22 No. 2 (ddr-densho-121-10)
doc Pacific Citizen Vol. 22 No. 2 (ddr-densho-121-10)
Selected article titles: "Justice Department Initiates Hearings for 3000 Persons Who Wish to Remain in U.S." (p. 1), "Vandals Smash Glass in Store Owned by Nisei" (p. 1), "WRA Office Plans Survey of Resettled Evacuee Families" (p. 1), "Japanese American Issue Raised at Hawaii Hearing" (p. 1), "Order Relaxes Restrictions on Enemy Aliens" (p. 1), "Army …

Narrator Ramsay Yosuke Mori

Nisei male. Born February 23, 1933, in Tokyo, Japan. Moved with parents to Hawaii at a young age, and grew up in Honolulu, where family held a prominent position in the community. Just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, parents received a phone call from Japan, which was tapped by the FBI. The U.S. government …

Narrator Masamizu Kitajima

Nisei male. Born August 1, 1933, in Ookala, Hawaii. At a young age, sent to Japan to live with grandfather and begin ministry training, but returned to the U.S. just before the onset of World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father, a prominent Buddhist minister, was picked up and arrested by the FBI. …
George Naohara's handwritten annotations (ddr-csujad-38-161)
doc George Naohara's handwritten annotations (ddr-csujad-38-161)
English translation of the annotations from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 12: [Right] Japan declared a war, and Japanese Imperial Army attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. When the war broke out, Yuta Masukawa was visiting Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. He rode on a streetcar to get to Little Tokyo and bought a record, "Shina no …
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