Narrator M. Jack Takayanagi
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 …
Narrator Mas Okabe
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 …
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta (ddr-csujad-29-55)
Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Heart …
doc Letter from Frank Herron Smith to C. I. O. Reporter, Station KYA, San Francisco, May 5, 1945 (ddr-csujad-21-3)
Letter to popular local radio reporter requests that he speak out against injustices perpetrated against Japanese American citizens during World War II. Smith notes his responsibility for "the care of our 37 Japanese churches," states that he is concerned that church members are not being allowed to work in canneries in Sacramento by the union, and …
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 14, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-150)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes reports on JACL's participation in the Monterey Birthday Party event, the District Council meeting in San Jose, and the membership drive. Also includes discussion of whether the chapter should take over one of the dance classes at the Bay View Grammar School, the publication of …
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 22 (November 30, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-48)
Selected article titles: "Central California JACL officers to be installed en masse Dec. 2" (p. 1), "Issei mainlanders more Americanized" (p. 1), "Separate statehood bills may succeed, says Engle; "Arizona Nuptial Law Test Case May be Blooped" (p. 1), "Democracy in Japan should be reconsidered" (p. 2), "'No' Votes on Prop. 13 viewed as strong testimonial …
Narrator Betty Morita Shibayama
Nisei female. Born May 30, 1933, in Hood River, Oregon. Raised in the Hood River valley on family farm. After December 7, 1941, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and then to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, moved with family to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before leaving camp for Chicago, Illinois, …
vh Art Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-151)
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 …
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 64, No. 5 (February 3, 1967) (ddr-pc-39-5)
Selected article titles: "New approach on fair housing law detailed: Rumford Act doomed because of provisions unacceptable by majority of California voters" (p. 1), "Tule Lake still leased to U.S., says N.Y. writer" (p. 1), "D.C. JACL backs up marriage law repeal" (p. 1), "Issei-Nisei success within one life span impresses Japan envoy" (p. 1), "San …
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 …
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 …
img The Okagakis standing on a bridge in a Japanese garden (ddr-densho-338-223)
Caption on reverse: "Guyo & Grace with parents - Kimura's backyard."
doc High school band performance program (ddr-densho-338-180)
"Demonstration of Bands and Orchestras of the San Jose Public Schools."
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-328)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from the San Jose State Teacher's College.
doc Memorial program (ddr-densho-338-153)
A memorial program for Okiyo Okagami.
doc Certificate of Promotion (ddr-densho-338-478)
A certificate for Guyo Tajiri's completion of 8th grade at Jefferson Junior High School.
img Guyo Okagkai Tajiri and Grace Okagaki in the Okagaki-Kimura backyard (ddr-densho-338-210)
Caption on reverse: "June / Guyo / Grace / 1919?"
img Alum Rock Park (ddr-densho-357-213)
Marian and Wilda participate in Hayward High's "Sneak Day" at Alum Rock Park. Left to right: Marian Garnett, Wilda Aswill.
img Alum Rock Park (ddr-densho-357-212)
Pauline and Ruth participate in Hayward High's "Sneak Day" at Alum Rock Park. Left to right: Pauline (last name unknown), Ruth (last name unknown).
img Hanako Yoshioka (ddr-densho-357-208)
Hanako Yoshioka participates in Hayward High's "Sneak Day" at Alum Rock Park. Hanako's caption: "Beautiful scenery."
img Alum Rock Park (ddr-densho-357-209)
Two unidentified young women attend Hayward High's "Sneak Day" at Alum Rock Park. Hanako Yoshioka's caption: "After the bats."