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Jean Shiraki Gize Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-14)
vh Jean Shiraki Gize Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-14)
Nisei female. Born June 16, 1938, in Alameda, California. Was age three when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While in camp, father volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Mother answered an ad in the camp newspaper and …
Iwao Peter Sano Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-9)
vh Iwao Peter Sano Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-9)
Nisei male. Born June 9, 1924, in Brawley, California. Grew up in Brawley until the age of eleven, when family decided to send him to Japan to be adopted by an uncle and aunt. Attended school in Japan and was conscripted into the Japanese military. After Japan surrendered, was captured as a prisoner of war and …
Hiroshi Terry Terakawa Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-12)
vh Hiroshi Terry Terakawa Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-12)
Nisei male. Born January 3, 1929, in Kyoto, Japan. Came to United States as a young child with parents. Moved frequently as a child due to father's role as a Buddhist minister, living in places like Walnut Grove and Marysville, California. During World War II, was living in Salt Lake City. Drafted into the army and …
Sam Araki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-437)
vh Sam Araki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-437)
Nisei male. Born July 12, 1931, in Saratoga, California. Grew up in Saratoga, where father worked as a gardener on a large estate. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father moved the family inland to Reedley in an attempt to avoid mass removal. Eventually removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to California …
Ted Kitayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-334)
vh Ted Kitayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-334)
Nisei male. Born July 27, 1929, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge where parents ran a nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, along with many other Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island. After leaving camp, moved to Seattle, Washington, eventually establish …
Taneyuki Dan Harada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-306)
vh Taneyuki Dan Harada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-306)
Kibei male. Born June 17, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles before moving to Japan and attending school. Returned to the U.S. in 1938, and was attending high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While …
Jimmie S. Matsuda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-311)
vh Jimmie S. Matsuda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-311)
Nisei male. Born June 16, 1927, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where parents ran a farm. At the age of thirteen, went to Japan with family for a vacation and ended up staying there. Attended school in Japan and then was trained in the Japanese air force as a kamikaze pilot. Instead …
Toru Saito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-307)
vh Toru Saito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-307)
Sansei male. Born December 11, 1937, in San Francisco, California. Nearly age four when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. In this interview, Mr. Saito discusses many of the harmful psychological effects of the World War II experience on himself and other Japanese …
Molly Enta Kitajima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-400)
vh Molly Enta Kitajima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-400)
Nisei female. Born October 10, 1925, in Strawberry Hill, British Columbia, near Vancouver. Grew up in Strawberry Hill where parents ran a farm. During World War II, family was removed inland to a farm near Winnipeg. Molly eventually married and moved to California.
Richard E. Yamashiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-333)
vh Richard E. Yamashiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-333)
Nisei male. Born February 13, 1929, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Hollywood, California, and was living there when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Parents signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and the family was transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, then designated as a …
Sam Araki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-402)
vh Sam Araki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-402)
Nisei male. Born July 12, 1931, in Saratoga, California. Grew up in Saratoga, where father worked as a gardener on a large estate. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father moved the family inland to Reedley in an attempt to avoid mass removal. Eventually removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to California …
Mits Koshiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1002-6)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1002-6)
Nisei male. Born August 7, 1924, in Mountain View, California. Grew up in the Santa Clara Valley, California, working on his family's leased strawberry farm. In June of 1942, he was involuntarily "evacuated" to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, then to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Graduated from high school in camp and at the age …
Dave Tatsuno Interview II (ddr-densho-1005-4)
vh Dave Tatsuno Interview II (ddr-densho-1005-4)
Nisei male. Born March 31, 1913, in San Francisco, California. Spent difficult childhood years in San Francisco under care of a guardian while family lived in Japan. Graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley before World War II. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and then to Topaz concentration …
Domoto Family induction program (ddr-densho-329-843)
doc Domoto Family induction program (ddr-densho-329-843)
Program from the award presentation and induction of the Domoto family into the California Floriculture Hall of Fame, presented by the Kee Kitayama Research Foundation and the California Ornamental Research Foundation. Program includes a schedule of events, a two-page history of the Domoto family's nursery and its impact on the floriculture industry, and credits to event …
Poston II High School reunion (ddr-csujad-55-1858)
doc Poston II High School reunion (ddr-csujad-55-1858)
Registration for the Poston II High School Reunion, August 6-7, 1977, for Dallas McLaren. Includes registration information and comments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1861
Reunion identification labels, camp 2, Poston, Arizona, 1942-1945 (ddr-csujad-55-1857)
doc Reunion identification labels, camp 2, Poston, Arizona, 1942-1945 (ddr-csujad-55-1857)
List of cards identifying and requesting identification of individuals in photographs, artists, and other creators. Items most likely used for the Poston High School Reunion in 1977. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1860
Journey into yesterday: the way we were: reunion Poston II High School class of 1943, '44, '45 (ddr-csujad-55-2721)
doc Journey into yesterday: the way we were: reunion Poston II High School class of 1943, '44, '45 (ddr-csujad-55-2721)
Pamphlet of Poston II High School reunion, class of 1943, 1944, and 1945. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2885
Newspaper clipping (ddr-densho-498-10)
doc Newspaper clipping (ddr-densho-498-10)
Newspaper clipping from the San Jose Mercury Herald, titled "Farewell Thoughts of Japanese-Americans." Philip Matsumura speaks on behalf of the Japanese America Citizens League and thanks San Joseans for their kindness and friendship during the relocation of Japanese-Americans.
Eiko Yamaichi Interview (ddr-manz-1-175)
vh Eiko Yamaichi Interview (ddr-manz-1-175)
Nisei female. Born in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Snoqualmie, Washington, where father worked for the Weyerhaeuser company before the war. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving …
Karlene Koketsu Interview (ddr-manz-1-95)
vh Karlene Koketsu Interview (ddr-manz-1-95)
Nisei female. Born January 7, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Sawtelle area of Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving Manzanar, lived briefly with family in Utah before eventually returning to California.
Shirley Nagatomi Okabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-132)
vh Shirley Nagatomi Okabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-132)
Nisei female. Born February 7, 1937, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, where father was a prominent Buddhist minister. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to California. Father was instrumental in the planning and building of the cemetery …
Junji Sarashina Interview (ddr-densho-1021-5)
vh Junji Sarashina Interview (ddr-densho-1021-5)
Junji Sarashina was born in 1929 in Lahaina, Hawai'i, the son of a minister of a Buddhist Temple Nishihongan-ji and a teacher of Japanese-style flower arrangement, music, sewing, and cooking. The youngest of five children, Sarashina grew up surrounded by temple members (mostly plantation workers) and their families who enjoyed community picnics and samurai films. When …
Matsuko Hayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1021-4)
vh Matsuko Hayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1021-4)
Born in 1921 in Parlier in Fresno County, California, Matsuko Hayashi (pseudonym) grew up as the second oldest of the eight children of a first-generation immigrant who had come to the United States as a sixteen years old, and his wife who had come as a "picture bride." They raised grapes on three farms that Matsuko's …
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-92)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-92)
Nisei male. Born July 7, 1925, near San Jose. Grew up in Salinas, California, until he went to Japan at the age of thirteen. Studied in Japan until about 1939. Incarcerated at the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Volunteered out of camp to serve in the U.S. military. Fought in Europe as …

Narrator Art Shibayama

Nisei male. Born June 6, 1930, in Callao, Peru. Grew up in Peru, raised by both parents and grandparents. During World War II, taken with parents to the United States on a U.S. troop transport ship. Lived in the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, until family moved to work at Seabrook, New Jersey, a produce work …
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