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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
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 …

Narrator Geri Handa

Geri Handa was born in San Jose, California, in 1948, and studied in the early 1970s at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a focus on community organizing and social services for seniors. She joined Asians for Community Actions in San Jose and worked at Keiro Nursing Home in …
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 Jimi Yamaichi

Nisei male. Born October 27, 1922. Grew up in San Jose, California, where his father had a farming operation. Incarcerated in the Pomona Assembly Center, Heart Mountain concentration camp and Tule Lake Segregation Center. Worked on an engineering crew on the Shoshone Dam, and later was a carpentry foreman in Tule Lake. Was in Tule during …

Narrator Rudy Tokiwa

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 …
Pacific Citizen Vol. 21 No. 20 (ddr-densho-121-2)
doc Pacific Citizen Vol. 21 No. 20 (ddr-densho-121-2)
Selected article titles: "Navy Opens Ranks to Japanese Americans" (p. 1), "Sgt. Ben Kuroki to Speak on "Town Meeting of the Air"" (p. 1), "1000 Tule Lake Renunciants Enter Suit to Regain Rights" (p. 1), "Evacuee Group Leaves Seattle for Hawaii" (p. 1), "Native Sons Want Relocation Camps to be Kept Open" (p. 1), "Southern Pacific …

Narrator Joe Yasutake

Nisei male. Born 1932 in Seattle, Washington. Father employed by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as interpreter for twenty years, until separated from family on December 7, 1941 and interned as an enemy alien. Removed from Seattle with mother, sister and two brothers in 1942. Attended school (fifth through sixth grades) while incarcerated at Puyallup …
Rudy Tokiwa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-91)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-91)
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 …
Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-136-17)
vh Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-136-17)
First wife's passing; moving to San Jose, California, getting remarried

Joseph Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, William Toshio Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was also interviewed individually on October 9, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their …

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-6-2)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-6-2)
Facing a hostile reaction in school and community following the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are …

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1002-6-11)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1002-6-11)
Reflections

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding the resistance movement …

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-6-9)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-6-9)
Returning to prewar community

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding …

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1002-6-8)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1002-6-8)
Brother's military service; being pardoned in 1947

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing …

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1002-6-6)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1002-6-6)
Description of the Fair Play Committee

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on …

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1002-6-10)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1002-6-10)
The stigma attached to being a resister: "we were never against the veterans"

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically …

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-6-7)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-6-7)
Description of trial: convicted and sentenced to three years in prison

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life …

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1002-6-1)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1002-6-1)
Growing up in Mountain View, California before the war: attending Japanese language school, yet feeling "pro-American"

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this …

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-6-4)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-6-4)
Thoughts on Japanese Americans working outside the Heart Mountain concentration camp as farm laborers

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are …

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