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Japanese Americans in field (ddr-densho-151-308)
img Japanese Americans in field (ddr-densho-151-308)
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.
Peggy S. Furukawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-399)
vh Peggy S. Furukawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-399)
Nisei female. Born March 30, 1928, in San Jose, California. Prior to World War II, sent by father to live in Japan with relatives. Remained in Japan during the war, attending school and working in an airplane parts factory to support the Japanese war effort. Eventually returned to the United States and San Jose.

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Japanese Americans standing in shade of barracks (ddr-densho-151-282)
img Japanese Americans standing in shade of barracks (ddr-densho-151-282)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. This young woman of Japanese ancestry received credentials from the San Jose State College to teach in Junior High, Primary and Kindergarten schools of this state. She is one of the leaders of the group who are establishing kindergarten schools for the young children in this Assembly center.
Misa Taketa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-436)
vh Misa Taketa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-436)
Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the South Park area, south of Seattle, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Ontario, Oregon, for a time, before living …
Topaz reunion '98 (ddr-csujad-55-2711)
doc Topaz reunion '98 (ddr-csujad-55-2711)
Pamphlet of 1998 Topaz reunion held at Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, California, May 29-31, 1998. Includes historical information and photographs from excerpts from a Salt Lake City publication, December 28-31,1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2875

Narrator Richard Onishi

Nisei male. Born October 15, 1931, in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii. Moved to San Jose, California, from Hawaii in 1936. Grew up in San Jose's Japantown before the onset of World War II. Removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned with family to San Jose, after the war, and helped …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 36 No. 16 (April 17, 1953) (ddr-pc-25-16)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 36 No. 16 (April 17, 1953) (ddr-pc-25-16)
Selected article titles: "Prudential reconsiders, OKs Nisei purchase of new home" (p. 1), "Nisei VFW posts lauded by California commander, San Jose post organized" (p. 1), "L.A. federal court packed to witness naturalization rites for 40 aliens" (p. 3), "National Council on Naturalization and Citizenship told of Issei difficulties in having petitions expedited" (p. 3).
George Yoshinaga Interview (ddr-manz-1-107)
vh George Yoshinaga Interview (ddr-manz-1-107)
Nisei male. Born July 19, 1925, in Redwood City California. Grew up in San Jose, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Served in the military in the U.S. Counterintelligence Corps during the war in Japan. After the war, worked as a journalist, …
Mission San Jose de Guadalupe (ddr-csujad-11-119)
img Mission San Jose de Guadalupe (ddr-csujad-11-119)
Photographed are three people visiting the Mission San Jose de Guadalupe located in Fremont, California. The woman on the far right appears to be Tazu Kawamoto. 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_002
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-3)
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-3)
A photograph from George and Kuni Yamanaka's wedding given to "Mr. and Mrs. Mas Okine" [Masao and Ayame Okine]. The photograph is taken at a Buddhist temple by Fred Jumura Studios in San Jose, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_01_003

Narrator Dorothy Michiko Ishimatsu

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 …
Donald Yamamoto Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1011-2-1)
vh Donald Yamamoto Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1011-2-1)
Growing up in San Jose, California

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Narrator Norman Mineta

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 …

Narrator Peggy S. Furukawa

Nisei female. Born March 30, 1928, in San Jose, California. Prior to World War II, sent by father to live in Japan with relatives. Remained in Japan during the war, attending school and working in an airplane parts factory to support the Japanese war effort. Eventually returned to the United States and San Jose.

Narrator Larry R. Pacheco

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 Roy M. Hirabayashi

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.
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 27 No. 2 (July 10, 1948) (ddr-pc-20-27)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 27 No. 2 (July 10, 1948) (ddr-pc-20-27)
Selected article titles: "President Truman Signs Bill To Compensate Evacuees For Property, Business Losses" (p. 1), "California Issues Commercial Fishing License to Issei as Result of Takahashi Decision" (p. 2), "San Jose Damage Suits Filed On Tained Soya Sauce Charge" (p. 3), "27 File Suits For Damages in Poisoning Case" (p. 7), "Army Film Will Depict …
Tribute to Michi Weglyn by Toshiko Kawamoto, February 21, 1998 (ddr-csujad-24-168)
doc Tribute to Michi Weglyn by Toshiko Kawamoto, February 21, 1998 (ddr-csujad-24-168)
A tribute to Michi Weglyn written by Toshiko Kawamoto in which she talks about her husband Dave Kawamoto who was one of the 63 men at Heart Mountain incarceration camp to refuse induction into the military. According to Toshiko Kawamoto her husband had been taken to the Heart Mountain incarceration camp a few weeks shy of …
M. Jack Takayanagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-122)
vh M. Jack Takayanagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-122)
Nisei male. Born June 28, 1922, in San Jose, California. As a teenager, moved with family to West Los Angeles, where father was a gardener. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, Jack volunteered to work with the orphans at the Manzanar Children's Village, and also helped to establish …
Donald Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1011-2)
vh Donald Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1011-2)
Nisei male. Born 1930 in San Jose, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, returned to California.

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

Mas Okabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-131)
vh Mas Okabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-131)
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 …

Narrator Donald Yamamoto

Nisei male. Born 1930 in San Jose, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, returned to California.
Dentists of Rivers Community Hospital (ddr-csujad-11-196)
img Dentists of Rivers Community Hospital (ddr-csujad-11-196)
A photograph of the dentists at the Rivers Community Hospital at the Gila River incarceration camp in Arizona. Each of the dentists' names are provided as well as their hometowns. Standing, left to right: Dr. Obo Sakaguchi- Los Angeles, Dr. Kawamura- San Jose, Dr. Kiyoshi Sonoda- Los Angeles, Dr. C. Nishi- San Francisco, Dr. Masao Sugiyama- …
Yoshihiro Uchida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-411)
vh Yoshihiro Uchida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-411)
Nisei male. Born April 1, 1920, in Calexico, California. Grew up in the Orange County area. Drafted into the army during World War II, while family was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Father and brothers were all transferred to Department of Justice camps, and eventually went to Japan. After military service, Mr. Uchida returned …
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-2)
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-2)
A wedding photograph of George and Kuni Yamanaka. The photograph is taken at a Buddhist temple by Fred Jumura Studios in San Jose, California. On the backside of the photograph, there is a note that addresses the photograph to "Mr. Makoto Okine" and signed from George and Kuni Yamanaka. See this object in the California State …
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