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James Sakamoto Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-1)
vh James Sakamoto Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-1)
Nisei male. Born April 18, 1924, in Mayfield, California. Spent prewar childhood years in Alviso, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, moved with family to Stockton, California, in an attempt to avoid mass removal. Despite this, was removed to the Stockton Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Resettled in Colorado …
Mollie Nakasaki Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-4)
vh Mollie Nakasaki Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-4)
Nisei female. Born November 17, 1930, in Salinas, California. Grew up in Salinas's Japantown community before moving to various towns in California after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Removed to Poston concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp with family for Denver, Colorado, in 1945 before returning to California and establishing the Mandarin Restaurant in San Jose's Japantown. …
Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview I (ddr-densho-1005-1)
vh Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview I (ddr-densho-1005-1)
Nisei male. Born January 25, 1912, in San Jose, California. Grew up in San Jose, working on family's extensive farmholdings, and graduating from San Jose Teachers College. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While at Heart Mountain, became the agriculture superintendent, and …
Roy M. Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-313)
vh Roy M. Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-313)
Sansei male. Born January 1, 1951, in Berkeley, California. Grew up in Oakland, and got involved with music at an early age. Attended Cal State Hayward and San Jose State during the Civil Rights Movement. Got involved with civil rights and Asian American issues. Along with wife, PJ Hirabayashi, founded the prominent group San Jose Taiko.
Norman Mineta Interview (ddr-janm-13-3)
vh Norman Mineta Interview (ddr-janm-13-3)
Nisei male. Born November 12, 1931, in San Jose, California. During World War II, removed to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and served in the military as an intelligence officer in Japan and Korea. Served on the San Jose City Council from 1967 to 1971, and as mayor …
John Y. Hayakawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-401)
vh John Y. Hayakawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-401)
Nisei male. Born April 2, 1918, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Jose, California, where father ran a farm. Was an active member of the Japanese American Citizens League and helped to run the San Jose office after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly …
Dave Tatsuno Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-6)
vh Dave Tatsuno Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-6)
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 …
Young Japanese American outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-283)
img Young Japanese American outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-283)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Another of the young students of Japanese ancestry just evacuated who has completed two years at the San Jose College. Her ambition is to become a nurse.
Richard Konda Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-8)
vh Richard Konda Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-8)
Sansei male. Born February 27, 1951, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco and attended UC Berkeley. Went to law school at Santa Clara and became involved in Asian law student groups and the Asian Law Alliance. Continued community work after law school and was involved in founding the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee in San …
Farmer closing his greenhouse prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-128)
img Farmer closing his greenhouse prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-128)
Original caption: Mission San Jose, California. Ready to close the doors of greenhouse on strawberry truck farm in Santa Clara County. Evacuees of Japanese descent will be housed in War Relocation Authority center for the duration.
Nisei girl working in field (ddr-densho-151-313)
img Nisei girl working in field (ddr-densho-151-313)
Original caption: Mission San Jose, California. High School girl of Japanese ancestry assisting her family in the strawberry field prior to evacuation. She plans to attend special graduation exercises for evacuation students being held on the following day.
Yoshiye Handa Yasuda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-485)
vh Yoshiye Handa Yasuda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-485)
Nisei female. Born August 26, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco's Japantown neighborhood, where father ran a carpentry business. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco with parents and finished high school. While still in …
Attendees (ddr-csujad-55-1860)
doc Attendees (ddr-csujad-55-1860)
List of individuals who attended the Poston II High School reunion in San Jose, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1863
Japanese American farmers prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-126)
img Japanese American farmers prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-126)
Original caption: Near Mission San Jose, California. This family of Japanese ancestry have but a few more days to work in their stawberry field before evacuation to an assembly point from where they will later be transferred to a War Relocation Authority center to spend the duration.
Dorothy Michiko Ishimatsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-398)
vh Dorothy Michiko Ishimatsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-398)
Nisei female. Born June 17, 1927, in Mayfield, California. Grew up in the Mountain View area, where family ran a berry farm. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, family decided to move to Utah to avoid mass removal. Attended high school in Utah before returning to California to enroll in San Jose State University. Remained in San …
Larry R. Pacheco Interview (ddr-densho-1000-397)
vh Larry R. Pacheco Interview (ddr-densho-1000-397)
White male. Born November 4, 1922, in San Jose, California. Drafted into the military after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. During World War II, served as a military police guard at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Shipped overseas, and was captured in France as a prisoner of war and held in Germany. After completing military service, …

Narrator Perry Dobashi

Sansei male. Born in 1938 in San Jose, California. Raised in San Jose, where parents and grandparents owned a store in Japantown. Removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and then to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned to San Jose after the war, where family reestablished their business, the Dobashi Market. Mr. Dobashi eventually took …

Narrator Eiichi Edward Sakauye

Nisei male. Born January 25, 1912, in San Jose, California. Grew up in San Jose, working on family's extensive farmholdings, and graduating from San Jose Teachers College. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While at Heart Mountain, became the agriculture superintendent, and …

Narrator Lily C. Hioki

Nisei female. Born July 3, 1925, in San Jose, California. Moved with family frequently as a child before returning to San Jose for high school. In 1942, family decided to avoid incarceration by moving to Utah, and joined an automobile caravan of several families from San Jose. Lived and worked in Utah during the war primarily …

Narrator John Y. Hayakawa

Nisei male. Born April 2, 1918, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Jose, California, where father ran a farm. Was an active member of the Japanese American Citizens League and helped to run the San Jose office after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly …
Mission San Jose de Guadalupe (ddr-csujad-11-122)
img Mission San Jose de Guadalupe (ddr-csujad-11-122)
Photographed are three people visiting the Mission San Jose de Guadalupe located in Fremont, California. From page 45 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_45_003
Mission San Jose de Guadalupe (ddr-csujad-11-118)
img Mission San Jose de Guadalupe (ddr-csujad-11-118)
Photographed are three people visiting the Mission San Jose de Guadalupe located in Fremont, California. From page 44 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_44_001

Narrator PJ Hirabayashi

Sansei female. Born May 18, 1950, in San Rafael, California. Grew up in San Rafael, eventually attending California State University, Hayward, and University of California, Berkeley. Earned a master's degree from San Jose State University. Involved in civil rights and Asian American issues while in school. Along with husband, Roy Hirabayashi, founded San Jose Taiko.
Partial list of those who registered (ddr-csujad-55-1859)
doc Partial list of those who registered (ddr-csujad-55-1859)
Partial list of individuals who registered for the Poston II High School reunion for the graduating classes of 1943, 1944, and 1945 in San Jose, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1862
Japanese Americans working in field (ddr-densho-151-307)
img Japanese Americans working in field (ddr-densho-151-307)
Original caption: Near Mission San Jose, California. Family of Japanese ancestry laboring in their strawberry field at opening of harvest season. Note the distant Coast Range Hills and their farm homes and buildings that can be seen at the end of the strawberry rows. Evacuation is due in a few days.
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