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Paul Takagi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-327)
vh Paul Takagi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-327)
Nisei male. Born May 3, 1923, in Auburn, California. Grew up in the Sacramento Valley, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Worked as a hospital orderly in camp. Forced to sit with a young man who had been shot during the "Manzanar Riot," and quit job …

Narrator Richard M. Murakami

Sansei male. Born January 29, 1932, in Florin, California. Grew up in Sacramento, California, where father ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, returned with family to Florin. Removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" in 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration …
Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-338)
vh Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-338)
Nisei male. Born February 7, 1925, in Sacramento, California. At a very young age, sent to Japan for several years. Returned at age six and lived with family in Loomis, California. During World War II, removed to the Arboga Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred briefly to the Amache concentration camp, …
Robert
vh Robert "Rusty" Kimura Interview (ddr-densho-1004-16)
Nisei male. Born January 19, 1915, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, sent to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Volunteered for the military out of camp, and was recruited to serve in the Military Intelligence Service.

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

Narrator Kazie Good

Nisei female. Born May 6, 1925, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, sent with family to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Due to father's refusal to answer the so-called "loyalty questions" in 1943, the family remained in Tule Lake when it was turned into a segregation center. Subject …

Narrator Harry Umeda

Nisei male. Born May 12, 1915, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents ran a successful farm. Drafted into the military in 1941, prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Served in the Military Intelligence Service, interrogating Japanese prisoners of war in New Guinea and the Philippines. After returning to the U.S., settled in …
Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4291 (March 31, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-4)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4291 (March 31, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-4)
Selected article titles: "Beat Me, Professor, Eight to the Bar"; "Sacramento Officer Says Nisei Saved Outfit"; "Issei Arrested While Gambling in N.Y."; "Rohwer Contributes 866 Men to Serve in U.S. Armed Forces"; "Nisei Employed by WRA in Los Angeles"; "Nisei Girl Dies Giving Birth to Twins"; "Nisei Bowlers' League"; "Nisei Trial Suspended"; "Nisei Convicted of Theft …
Roy Takai Interview (ddr-densho-1004-5)
vh Roy Takai Interview (ddr-densho-1004-5)
Nisei male. Born October 3, 1918, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, was drafted out of the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Served with the Military Intelligence service as a translator and interpreter in India, Burma and Japan.

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

Narrator Mas Okabe

Nisei male. Born 1929 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents operated a restaurant. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, in 1945, then went to Japan with family. Lived in Japan for a time …
Tetsuo
av Tetsuo "Ted" Hasegawa Interview (ddr-densho-400-4)
Ted Hasegawa was born on January 16, 1921, in Sacramento, California, and educated in Japan. When he returned to Torrance, California, where his parents farmed, he started kindergarten at the age of 11. After high school, he took automotive classes at a trade school in Los Angeles. Hasegawa witnessed the mass eviction of Japanese residents from …

Narrator Jack Dairiki

Kibei male. Born December 25, 1930 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento where parents ran a hotel. In 1941, traveled to Japan with father to Japan, then could not return to the United States because of impending war. Was living in Hiroshima when the United States dropped the atomic bomb in 1945. Returned to the …

Narrator Elaine Ishikawa Hayes

Nisei female. Born June 30, 1923, in Willows, California. Grew up in Sacramento, California, prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend college in Wisconsin, and later moved to Chicago, Illinois. Post-World War II, was active in …
Tetsujiro
vh Tetsujiro "Tex" Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-263)
Nisei male. Born July 16, 1917, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Sacramento, and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1939. During World War II, was removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Voluntarily stayed in Tule Lake after it was designated a Segregation Center, and worked in the legal aid office. Assisted attorney Wayne …
Tomiye Terasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-122)
vh Tomiye Terasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-122)
Kibei female. Born October 5, 1910, in San Francisco, California. At age three, sent to live with grandfather and receive education in Fukuoka, Japan. After high school, temporarily moved to Tokyo and assisted family-owned business. In 1929, returned to U.S. to join parents in Sacramento. After arranged marriage to Mr. Tadao Sakita, moved to Los Angeles, …

Narrator Taeko Joanne Iritani

Nisei female. Born September 21, 1929, in Bakersfield, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned with family to Bakersfield before eventually moving to Sacramento, California.
Letter from K.W. Lee to Friends of Michi Weglyn, November 1, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-203)
doc Letter from K.W. Lee to Friends of Michi Weglyn, November 1, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-203)
A letter from K. W. (Kyung Won) Lee, an investigative journalist who wrote for the Sacramento Union, to the Friends of Michi Weglyn. Lee wrote that Weglyn was instrumental in the campaign to free Chol Soo Lee, a Korean American man was on death row, but later had his convictions overturned. Lee also wrote that other …

Narrator Sumi Uyeda

Nisei female. Born 1932 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small town of Penryn, California, where mother was a barber. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Penryn.

Narrator Kenji Taguma

Sansei male, born 1969. Editor for the Nichi Bei Times, the oldest Japanese American bilingual newspaper in northern California. Son of a draft resister from Granada concentration camp. Attended California State University at Sacramento and became involved in civil rights activism.

Narrator Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga

Nisei female. Born August 5, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento and Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Washington representative and researcher for National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR) and primary archival researcher for the Commission on Wartime …

Narrator Robert "Rusty" Kimura

Nisei male. Born January 19, 1915, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, sent to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Volunteered for the military out of camp, and was recruited to serve in the Military Intelligence Service.

Narrator Roy Takai

Nisei male. Born October 3, 1918, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, was drafted out of the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Served with the Military Intelligence service as a translator and interpreter in India, Burma and Japan.

Narrator George Murakami

Nisei male. Born 1934 in Guadalupe, California. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to the Sacramento area. Served in the U.S. Air Force, and eventually resettled in Minnesota.
Letter from Frank Herron Smith to C. I. O. Reporter, Station KYA, San Francisco, May 5, 1945 (ddr-csujad-21-3)
doc Letter from Frank Herron Smith to C. I. O. Reporter, Station KYA, San Francisco, May 5, 1945 (ddr-csujad-21-3)
Letter to popular local radio reporter requests that he speak out against injustices perpetrated against Japanese American citizens during World War II. Smith notes his responsibility for "the care of our 37 Japanese churches," states that he is concerned that church members are not being allowed to work in canneries in Sacramento by the union, and …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 73, No. 4 (July 23, 1971) (ddr-pc-43-29)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 73, No. 4 (July 23, 1971) (ddr-pc-43-29)
Selected article titles: "Farm labor crisis hits JACL" (p. 1), "Watsonville Elks against white-only rule" (p. 1), "Fear low cost housing may kill Japan Center and Nihonmachi" (p. 1), "San Francisco JACL prepared to object to opening of Kenzo's boutique in area" (p. 1), "Japan will not rely on nuclear power" (p. 2), "In Sacramento, this …

Narrator Kay Shimada

Nisei male. Born May 1, 1924, in Clarksburg, California. Grew up in Clarksburg, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Served in the military during the war. Returned to the Sacramento area and reestablished farming business.
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