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Yasashi Ichikawa Interview I Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-111-17)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview I Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-111-17)
Returning to Japan for two years before moving to Seattle, Washington (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview.

Testimony of Harry T. Kawanishi (ddr-densho-67-268)
doc Testimony of Harry T. Kawanishi (ddr-densho-67-268)
Written testimony of Harry T. Kawanishi, born in Japan. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Sayo Harmeling (ddr-densho-67-215)
doc Testimony of Sayo Harmeling (ddr-densho-67-215)
Written testimony of Sayo Harmeling. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Prewar Climate, Family Impact and Reparation."
Dedication of Nisei veterans memorial (ddr-densho-26-1)
img Dedication of Nisei veterans memorial (ddr-densho-26-1)
Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii was the guest of honor at this dedication honoring fallen Nisei soldiers from Washington State. The memorial is located at the Nisei Veterans Hall in Seattle, Washington. Left to right: Senator Daniel Inouye, unidentified, unidentified, and Seiji Hata.
Yukiko Miyake Interview (ddr-densho-1000-49)
vh Yukiko Miyake Interview (ddr-densho-1000-49)
Nisei female. Born July 1, 1910 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle's Nihonmachi, raised by her maternal grandmother. Married Henry Miyake, an Issei, photographer and owner of Takano Studio. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Testimony of Hide Shimomura (ddr-densho-67-291)
doc Testimony of Hide Shimomura (ddr-densho-67-291)
Written testimony of Hide Shimomura. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Mitsuko (Yasukochi) Funakoshi (ddr-densho-67-272)
doc Testimony of Mitsuko (Yasukochi) Funakoshi (ddr-densho-67-272)
Written testimony of Mitsuko (Yasukochi) Funakoshi, born in Meloland, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Congregation outside the Japanese Baptist Church (ddr-densho-12-1)
img Congregation outside the Japanese Baptist Church (ddr-densho-12-1)
The Japanese Baptist Church is located at 160 Broadway in Seattle, Washington. Before World War II, this area was adjacent to Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown.
George Tokuda graduation portrait (ddr-densho-383-355)
img George Tokuda graduation portrait (ddr-densho-383-355)
Portrait taken for graduation from University of Washington. Stamped on front of photograph: "Takano Studio, Seattle". Written on back of photograph: "George Tokuda, UW Graduate".
National basketball tournament (ddr-densho-114-232)
img National basketball tournament (ddr-densho-114-232)
In the late 1940s, Seattle hosted the National Oriental Basketball Tournament with teams competing from Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Illinois and Vancouver, BC. In this photo one of the teams watches a game at the Seattle University Gymnasium.
Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
vh Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
Nisei female. Born March 31, 1909, in Vashon Island, Washington. Raised in Vashon Island and Des Moines, Washington, before being removed with her two children to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California. Later transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago, Illinois. Lived and worked in Chicago before eventually returning to …
Earl Hanson Interview (ddr-densho-1001-35)
vh Earl Hanson Interview (ddr-densho-1001-35)
Caucasian male. Born June 29, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with many Japanese American friends. Observed the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island during World War II. Served with the 1901st Aviation Engineers during the war, and was stationed in Okinawa. Returned to the Bainbridge Island, Washington, area after …
Jim Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-2)
vh Jim Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-2)
Nisei male. Born January 25, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resisted the draft, with the rationale that the U.S. government had classified him 4-C, an enemy alien, and he was therefore under no obligation to serve. Imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington. Vocal critic of …
Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
vh Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
Nisei female. Born November 4, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Family lived in Leavenworth, Washington, then moved to the West Coast. After the outbreak of World War II, family was removed from Bellingham, Washington, to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before leaving to resettle in Spokane, Washington.

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Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-168)
vh Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-168)
Nisei female. Born 1913 in Seattle, Washington. Spent childhood in Seattle before moving to Chicago, Illinois, for three years to study music. Taught music in Japan for four years before returning to Seattle. After the outbreak of World War II, removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp with husband for …
Testimony of William B. Cate (ddr-densho-67-150)
doc Testimony of William B. Cate (ddr-densho-67-150)
Written testimony of William B. Cate, President-Director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Public Climate and Racism."
National basketball tournament (ddr-densho-114-188)
img National basketball tournament (ddr-densho-114-188)
In the late 1940s, Seattle hosted the National Oriental Basketball Tournament with teams competing from Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Illinois and Vancouver, BC. In this photo the Hawaiian team is playing Seattle's Cathay Post at the Seattle University Gymnasium.
Dye works storefront (ddr-densho-130-2)
img Dye works storefront (ddr-densho-130-2)
The M & M Dye Works was located at North 42nd and Fremont Avenue in Seattle, Washington. The Japanese American owners lived behind and above the shop.
Testimony of Olive Ogawa Hall (ddr-densho-67-316)
doc Testimony of Olive Ogawa Hall (ddr-densho-67-316)
Written testimony of Olive Ogawa Hall. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Couple pose on the couch (ddr-densho-359-1124)
img Couple pose on the couch (ddr-densho-359-1124)
Jeanette and Eddie Otsuka relax on the couch. Stamped on the back of photograph "Nobi Kano Studio 422 - 16th Ave S. CA. 0235 Seattle 44 Washington".
Testimony of Susumu Sato (ddr-densho-67-157)
doc Testimony of Susumu Sato (ddr-densho-67-157)
Written testimony of Susumu Sato of Olympia, Washington. Incarcerated in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Evacuation Impact and Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Hideso John Nomura (ddr-densho-67-305)
doc Testimony of Hideso John Nomura (ddr-densho-67-305)
Written testimony of Hideso John Nomura, born in Kent, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Frank Niwa (ddr-densho-67-184)
doc Testimony of Frank Niwa (ddr-densho-67-184)
Written testimony of Frank Niwa of Tacoma, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Tule Lake Center."
Ayako Murakami - Masako Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-63)
vh Ayako Murakami - Masako Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-63)
This interview was conducted with sisters Masako and Ayako Murakami, who were coproprietors of the Higo Variety Store in Seattle's International District. Both sisters were incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Both resettled in Seattle, Washington, after the war
Kunio Otani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-75)
vh Kunio Otani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-75)
Nisei male. Born July 1921 in Seattle, Washington. Raised in Raymond, Washington. Incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming; he worked on the staff of both camp newspapers, the Tulean Dispatch and the Heart Mountain Sentinel, respectively. Resettled in Seattle after the war and entered the greenhouse business. He owned …
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