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Narrator Miyoko Tsuboi Nakagawa

Nisei female. Born March 8, 1925, in Portland, Oregon. Lost mother at an early age and helped to take care of the family. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, worked for a War Relocation Authority office helping to return confiscated property to …

Narrator Joe Saito

Nisei male. Born in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Oregon, where parents ran a farm. In 1941, volunteered for the army and served as a medic during World War II. After military discharge, returned to Oregon and continued farming.

Narrator Chiye Tomihiro

Nisei female. Born December 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled first in Denver, Colorado and later in Chicago, Illinois. Former witness chair for Chicago area hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) and former chairperson of the JACL Chicago …

Narrator Yoneko Dozono

Nisei female. Born February 4, 1915, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland before being sent to be educated in Japan at age sixteen. Married and had children in Japan, working for the military government after World War II. Returned to Portland in the 1950s with family.
Jim Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-55)
vh Jim Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-55)
Nisei male. Born June 15, 1932, in Hillsboro, Oregon. Grew up in Hillsboro, where parents ran a produce business and farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp for Boise, Idaho, where mother received medical treatment. Eventually returned to Oregon and served in the …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-201)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-201)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers, children hold small Japanese and American flags, adult holds wooden blocks, in front of a crowd. Adult Obon dancer identified as Harue Akiyama (the Odori teacher). Crowd standing on the right side of a large wooden pole: second from the left is Ruby (Takashima) Sumino, third from the …

Narrator Massie Hinatsu

Nisei female. Born August 16, 1930, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Grew up in Milwaukie, where parents ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon.

Narrator Kay Teramura

Nisei male. Born May 8, 1914. Grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon and resumed farming.
U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 3 of 26. (ddr-one-5-122)
doc U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 3 of 26. (ddr-one-5-122)
Photocopy of a declassified questionnaire used to determine if the person named is to be considered an enemy alien. This page covers questions 6b - 9 of 111. Dr. Koyama writes that he lived in Shibata in Niigata Ken, Japan from October 7, 1897 to December 1914. He states that he is a Japanese male, 5'4" …

Narrator Jim Onchi

Nisei male. Born March 26, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham area. During World War II, drafted into the army. After the war, returned to Portland and became a carpenter and shipwright.
Alice E. Sumida Interview (ddr-one-7-44)
vh Alice E. Sumida Interview (ddr-one-7-44)
Nisei female. Born July 18, 1914, in Osco Flaco, California. Grew up in Pismo Beach, California. During World War II, moved to a farm labor camp near Nyssa, Oregon. Lived and farm for a time in Idaho before eventually settling in Portland, Oregon.

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

Letter from Carl C. Donaugh, United States Attorney for Portland, Oregon on requesting a rehearing for Keizaburo Koyama with date and filing stamps. (ddr-one-5-207)
doc Letter from Carl C. Donaugh, United States Attorney for Portland, Oregon on requesting a rehearing for Keizaburo Koyama with date and filing stamps. (ddr-one-5-207)
Photocopy of a declassified typed letter from Carl C. Donaugh, United States Attorney for Portland, Oregon, to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Alien Enemy Control Unit about Dr. Keizaburo Koyama, Japanese alien. Donaugh writes that he is attaching an affidavit from Teru Koyama, Dr. Koyama's wife, petitioning for a rehearing. He also mentions several letters and phone …
Letter to George Kida from Major E.A. Steuding (ddr-one-3-16)
doc Letter to George Kida from Major E.A. Steuding (ddr-one-3-16)
Letter and envelope to George Kida from Major E. A. Steuding, the acting Provost Marshal for the State of the Oregon, informing George that his request for more information about the date of evacuation and the possibility of re-settlement in his letter written on May 19, 1942 could not be could not be answered by the …

Narrator Rin Miura

Issei female. Born October 4, 1901, in Fukuda, Japan. Grew up in Japan and immigrated to the U.S. after marrying. Settled in Portland, and during World War II was removed to the Portland assembly center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Portland.

Narrator Ted Hachiya

Nisei male. Born June 23, 1921. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, received a permit to remain in Portland during mass removal to translate for father in the hospital. Rejoined family and went to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.

Narrator Ruth Sasaki

Nisei female. Born April 6, 1929, in the Dalles, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham-Troutdale area of Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, married and raised a family in Ontario, Oregon.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 20 (November 15, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 20 (November 15, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-46)
Selected article titles: "History Project Repeats Need for All Documentary Matter" (p. 1), "Portland Attorney Honored by JACL for Fight Against Oregon Alien Land Law" (p. 1), "JACL Policy on Kawakita When Prime Minister Ikeda Visited U.S. Recalled as Nisei Pastor Seeks Presidential Pardon" (p. 1), and "Last Japanese Soldier to Leave Guadalcanal Hosted by North …
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-22)
Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Miyuki "Kay" Kida, dated July 6, 1942. Mrs. Pyatt writes that she wishes she could be there with Kay as she is alone at the Portland Assembly Center since her husband Kenjiro and son George have left for temporary work leave in Eastern Oregon. Sarah "Sade" Pyatt tells Kay about …
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-123)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-123)
Black and white photographic negative of couple sitting around a table at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The couple is posing for the camera, a second woman is sitting on the far right. From left to right: Lolita (Leo) Sakamoto Tsujimura, Bob Luck and Doris Chan. Original …
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couples seated (ddr-one-1-120)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couples seated (ddr-one-1-120)
Black and white photographic negative of couples sitting around two tables at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The couples are chatting and drinking, one of the bottles has a 7-up label. Couple in the center identified as Lillian (Wong) Okazaki and Mino Okazaki. Woman in front on …

Narrator Junko Mizuta

Nisei female. Born 1925 in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a laundry business and managed an apartment house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI, and the rest of the family was removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon. While at the assembly center, Junko, a teenager, …

Narrator Hiro Takeuchi

Nisei male. Born April 9, 1915, in Troutdale, Oregon. Grew up in several areas in Oregon where parents ran a farm. Started a grocery business before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon and reestablished grocery business.
Chiye Tomihiro Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-93-1)
vh Chiye Tomihiro Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-93-1)
Born in Portland, Oregon

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one hour. The interviews therefore …

Narrator Aya Fujii

Nisei female. Born March 31, 1927, in Nyssa, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon. Instead of going on to a concentration camp, moved with family to a nearby farm labor camp. After the war, eventually returned to Oregon.

Narrator Taka Mizote

Nisei female. Born May 30, 1924, in Hillsboro, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon. Instead of going on to an incarceration camp, moved with family to a nearby farm labor camp. After the war, eventually returned to Oregon.
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