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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.
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".
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.
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.
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."
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Northwest Buddhist Convention (ddr-one-1-430)
img Northwest Buddhist Convention (ddr-one-1-430)
Black and white photographic negative of two Nisei women standing holding binders and notepads in front of a chalkboard at the Northwest Buddhist Convention in Seattle, Washington at the Seattle Buddhist Church. Woman on the right identified as Yasuko Hashimoto.
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.
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.
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".
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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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 …
Louise Kashino Interview (ddr-densho-1000-31)
vh Louise Kashino Interview (ddr-densho-1000-31)
Nisei female. Born April 25, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during the war in Chicago, Illinois, and returned to Seattle after the war. Member of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee Women's Auxiliary. In her interview, talks about her efforts to successfully get her husband's …
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 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."
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.
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
Art Abe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-206)
vh Art Abe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-206)
Nisei male. Born June 12, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in an area of Seattle with few other Japanese Americans, and was attending the University of Washington when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left Minidoka several times on temporary work leave to work …
Testimony of Kusunosuke Kino (ddr-densho-67-193)
doc Testimony of Kusunosuke Kino (ddr-densho-67-193)
Written testimony of Kusunosuke Kino. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Japanese Speakers."
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