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Ruth Y. Okimoto Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-331-6)
vh Ruth Y. Okimoto Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-331-6)
Growing up in San Diego, California, where father was a minister
Peter Irons Interview II Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-127-8)
vh Peter Irons Interview II Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-127-8)
Publishing first book, leaving Boston for a teaching position at University of California at San Diego
Yoshio Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1014-1)
vh Yoshio Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1014-1)
Nisei male. Born July 12, 1921, in San Diego, California. Grew up in San Diego, and was attending the University of California at Berkeley on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California. Was selected to leave camp to attend Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Drafted into the military, completed Officer Candidate School, …
Miyoko Sakai Nagai Interview (ddr-manz-1-120)
vh Miyoko Sakai Nagai Interview (ddr-manz-1-120)
Nisei female. Born October 4, 1925, in San Diego, California. Grew up in Los Feliz, California, where family ran a successful flower shop. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, eventually returned to California.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 7 (October 4-17, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 7 (October 4-17, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-19)
Selected article titles: "Most Native Hawaiians Favor Self-Determination" (pp. 1, 11), "California Proposition 209 Debate on Affirmative Action Heats Up" (pp. 1, 9), "D.C. Notes: The Confusing Maze of Immigration Reform" (pp. 1, 12), and "Historic Japanese Tombstone in San Diego Stolen" (p. 5).

Narrator Beth Shironaka

Sansei female. Grew up in San Diego, California.
Jack Y. Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-1000-409)
vh Jack Y. Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-1000-409)
Nisei male. Born in Pasadena, California. Grew up El Centro, California, where father was a truck farmer. During World War II, removed with family to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and joined the navy. Graduated from college in San Diego and became an …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 113, No. 6 [September 6, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 113, No. 6 [September 6, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-31)
Select article titles: "Arizona creates strategies to fight hate crimes" (p. 1), "Workshop covers hate crimes" (p. 1), "Minorities not getting contracts in California" (p. 1), "San Diego Asians told to face crime issue" (p. 4), "Nisei intelligence agent to keynote MIS reunion dinner" (p. 4), "Diablo Valley discusses JACL restructuring plan" (p. 5).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 14 (February 17, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-612)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 14 (February 17, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-612)
Selected article titles: "Evacuee Hostel will Open in Los Angeles On or About March 1" (p. 1), "Dillon Myer Will Visit, March 6 and 7. Mass Meeting with Director Planned" (p. 1), "San Diego Sentiment Okay Say Returnees" (p. 1), "Hood River Legion Will Not Replace Nisei Names" (p. 1), "Former Residents Lose Land to California" …

Narrator Yoshio Matsumoto

Nisei male. Born July 12, 1921, in San Diego, California. Grew up in San Diego, and was attending the University of California at Berkeley on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California. Was selected to leave camp to attend Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Drafted into the military, completed Officer Candidate School, …
Ruth Y. Okimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-331)
vh Ruth Y. Okimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-331)
Nisei female. Born April 15, 1936, in Tokyo, Japan. Brought to the United States with parents at the age of one, and grew up in San Diego, California, where father was a minister. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After the war, forged connections …
Joe Takehara Interview (ddr-chi-1-15)
vh Joe Takehara Interview (ddr-chi-1-15)
Nisei male. Born April 2, 1932, in San Diego, California. Prior to World War II, father worked as a fisherman and mother worked in a fish cannery. Father passed away at an early age, leaving mother to raise eight children. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, temporarily moved to Sunnydale, California, before being sent to the …
Wakako Yamauchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-253)
vh Wakako Yamauchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-253)
Nisei female. Born October 23, 1924, in Westmorland, California. Grew up in the Imperial Valley before being removed with family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona, during World War II. After leaving camp, attended art school in San Diego before marrying and moving to Los Angeles. Published short story And the Soul Shall Dance, which …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 72, No. 18 (May 7, 1971) (ddr-pc-43-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 72, No. 18 (May 7, 1971) (ddr-pc-43-18)
Selected article titles: "Drug problem on campus: Dorsey High's March 26 Incident" (p. 1), "Asians picket San Diego High production of 'King and I' play" (p. 1), "Californians becoming oblivious to race difference in election" (p. 1), "500 Sansei win California state scholarship award" (p. 1), "JACL represented at American Immigration and Citizenship confab" (p. 2), …
Permit of local board for registrant to depart from the United States (ddr-csujad-42-7)
doc Permit of local board for registrant to depart from the United States (ddr-csujad-42-7)
A permit issued by Los Angeles Local Board. It certifies that Fumio Fred Takano's departure from the United States is "not likely to be called for military service." He works for Del Monte Cannery, San Diego, California, and requests the permit to visit Mexico for fuel supplies when fishing tuna. See this object in the California …

Narrator Miyoko Sakai Nagai

Nisei female. Born October 4, 1925, in San Diego, California. Grew up in Los Feliz, California, where family ran a successful flower shop. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, eventually returned to California.
Herbert Hoover at a Stanford vs. Columbia soccer match (ddr-njpa-1-612)
img Herbert Hoover at a Stanford vs. Columbia soccer match (ddr-njpa-1-612)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Now Free to Watch Soccer. (Los Angeles) Rengo 1934. Former president Herbert Hoover [...] his alma mater, Stanford University [...] a soccer match held between Stanford and Columbia here in San Diego [...] without irritating politics or [...] very different from the very busy Roosevelt. Photograph: Mrs. Hoover is furthest to the …
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