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Shosuke Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1002-2)
vh Shosuke Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1002-2)
Issei male. Born 1912 in Yamaguchi ken, Japan. Immigrated to United States in 1919. Lived in Pomeroy, Washington, and Seattle, Washington, before World War II. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in New York. As a member of the Newspaper Guild, led effort to eliminate pejorative use of …
Japanese American family inside barracks (ddr-densho-39-28)
img Japanese American family inside barracks (ddr-densho-39-28)
Dorothy and Jack Yamaguchi, pictured in the middle and to the far right, with their children and the children's grandmother, were from Seattle, Washington. The Yamaguchis returned to Seattle after World War II and worked to help preserve Japanese American history. They developed a slide show and accompanying book called This Is Minidoka, which they used …
Betty Fumiye Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-189)
vh Betty Fumiye Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-189)
Nisei female. Born April 29, 1918, in Seattle, Washington, and spent childhood in Medina and Bellevue, Washington. While in high school was a member of the Bellevue Strawberry Festival's Queen's Court. In 1939 married Kenji Ito, a prominent Japanese American lawyer who practiced in Seattle. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, recounts her experiences as her …
Japanese men (ddr-csujad-25-6)
img Japanese men (ddr-csujad-25-6)
A page from an album containing family photographs. Five photographs are pasted on the page. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include a photograph of Japanese men riding on a bicycle and another photograph of Japanese men hunting. Two photographs appear to be taken in a park, possibly at the …
Takashi Matsui Interview (ddr-densho-1000-45)
vh Takashi Matsui Interview (ddr-densho-1000-45)
Kibei male. Born January 20, 1917, in Hood River, Oregon. Lived in Seattle, Washington, before being taken to Japan by mother at the age of three. Completed elementary through high school in Japan. Returned to Seattle at seventeen years of age. Continued education in United States. Drafted in 1942 and was an instructor for the Military …
Migita and Sakahara Collection (ddr-densho-293)
Collection Migita and Sakahara Collection (ddr-densho-293)
The Migita and Sakahara Collection consists of 34 photographs of Buddhist funerals in Yakima, Washington, Seattle, Washington, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming.
Beach party (ddr-densho-134-6)
img Beach party (ddr-densho-134-6)
Students of Lincoln High School on an outing to Richmond Beach in Seattle, Washington. Panel one (L to R): Roy Tanagi, Nobi Sasaki. Panel two (L to R): Ken Tanaka, Hiroshi Yahagi. Panel three (L to R): Yoshino Kano, Alice Ota, Mariko Kumasaka.
Testimony of Warren A. Witte (ddr-densho-67-151)
doc Testimony of Warren A. Witte (ddr-densho-67-151)
Written testimony of Warren A. Witte, Executive Secretary of the Pacific Northwest Region of the American Friends Service Committee. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Public Climate and Racism."
Testimony of Teimei Tim Okimura (ddr-densho-67-255)
doc Testimony of Teimei Tim Okimura (ddr-densho-67-255)
Written testimony of Teimei Tim Okimura, born in Florin, California. Incarcerated in the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Roy Soejima (ddr-densho-67-277)
doc Testimony of Roy Soejima (ddr-densho-67-277)
Written testimony of Roy Soejima, born in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, 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 Louise M. Kamikawa (ddr-densho-67-191)
doc Testimony of Louise M. Kamikawa (ddr-densho-67-191)
Written testimony of Louise M. Kamikawa, Director of the National Pacific/Asian Resource Center on Aging. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Impact of Evacuation on the Elderly Japanese."
Testimony of Elaine Ishikawa Hayes (ddr-densho-67-161)
doc Testimony of Elaine Ishikawa Hayes (ddr-densho-67-161)
Written testimony of Elaine Ishikawa Hayes. Incarcerated at the Sacramento 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 "Discrimination and Psychological Impact."
Issei man receiving his redress check (ddr-densho-26-17)
img Issei man receiving his redress check (ddr-densho-26-17)
U.S. Assistant Deputy Attorney General James Turner presenting a redress check to Mr. Frank Yatsu, 105 years old. The check-presentation ceremony, honoring five Issei who were 100 years old or more, took place at the Nisei Veterans Hall in Seattle, Washington.
Hara wedding (ddr-densho-308-6)
img Hara wedding (ddr-densho-308-6)
Mae (Kanazawa) Hara returned to Seattle, Washington from teaching music in Japan in the spring of 1939. While Hara had been abroad, her parents had arranged a marriage between her and a childhood friend, Iwao Hara. They were married on October 19, 1939.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 19 (November 8, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-45)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 19 (November 8, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-45)
Selected article titles: "JACL Pledges Effort to Push for Stronger Civil Rights Bill" (p. 1), "Washington Newsletter: Compromise Civil Rights Bill" (p. 2), "Congressional Hearings for Braceros Urged" (p. 3), and "Seattle Mayor Urges Negroes to Call Off Vote Boycott Plans" (p. 3).
Berry cannery (ddr-densho-34-91)
img Berry cannery (ddr-densho-34-91)
This berry cannery was located at the end of Weaver Road on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Front (left to right): J. Nakata, S. Moritani, O. Koura, I. Hayashida, Mr. Masukawa, S. Sakai, Mrs. Moritani, and T. Moritani. Back: Nels Christensen, unidentified, and Mr. Matsumoto. The La Blanca is at the dock, ready to be loaded with berries …
James Nishimura Interview (ddr-manz-1-33)
vh James Nishimura Interview (ddr-manz-1-33)
Nisei male. Born February 6, 1930, in Seattle, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. While in camp, was allowed to leave to attend high school for one year in the nearby town of Eden, Idaho. After leaving camp, Mr. Nishimura moved to …
Nob Koura Interview (ddr-densho-1001-23)
vh Nob Koura Interview (ddr-densho-1001-23)
Nisei male. Born April 10, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Moved from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, Washington, at age five. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Volunteered for the military and served in Europe. After the war, eventually returned to Bainbridge Island and reestablished family's farm.

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Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. XX, No. 1, January 1983 (ddr-sjacl-1-317)
doc Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. XX, No. 1, January 1983 (ddr-sjacl-1-317)
Newsletter covering the following topics: 1993 President, Mako Nakagawa; 61st Installation Banquet, January 22, 1983, Butcher Restaurant (Atrium Design Center), Homer Yasui-emcee; Lake Washington JACL Dinner, January 15 at Benjamins in Bellevue, $16.00, 1983 President Ken Okuma, Keynote-Ron Mamiya; National JACL President, Floyd Shimomura, visits Seattle in December and speaks to a large throng from Seattle, …
Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. XX, No. 1, January 1983 (ddr-sjacl-1-318)
doc Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. XX, No. 1, January 1983 (ddr-sjacl-1-318)
Newsletter covering the following topics: 1993 President, Mako Nakagawa; 61st Installation Banquet, January 22, 1983, Butcher Restaurant (Atrium Design Center), Homer Yasui-emcee; Lake Washington JACL Dinner, January 15 at Benjamins in Bellevue, $16.00, 1983 President Ken Okuma, Keynote-Ron Mamiya; National JACL President, Floyd Shimomura, visits Seattle in December and speaks to a large throng from Seattle, …
Museum of History & Industry Collection (ddr-densho-36)
Collection Museum of History & Industry Collection (ddr-densho-36)
The collection of the Museum of History & Industry of Seattle, Washington, circa 1914-1940s, focuses on the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island and Seattle, Washington. Staff photographers for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a local newspaper, took all the photographs. There are also several images of prewar Nihonmachi and postwar memorial services for Nisei soldiers.
Sumi Okamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-192)
vh Sumi Okamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-192)
Nisei female. Born January 7, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Spent childhood in Spokane, Washington, where father worked for the Alaska Junk Company. Attended Irving Grade School and Lewis & Clark High School. Wedding took place on December 7, 1941, the day of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. Husband passed away in 1946, and Ms. Okamoto worked …
Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-112)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-112)
Issei female. Born 1907 in Shimonoseki, Japan. Attended school in Japan, and was encouraged by father to study English. Married a Buddhist minister and immigrated to the United States. Lived in Fresno, California, then returned to Japan for two years. Moved to Seattle, Washington, where husband was a minister at the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During World …
Yasashi Ichikawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-111)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-111)
Issei female. Born 1907 in Shimonoseki, Japan. Attended school in Japan, and was encouraged by father to study English. Married a Buddhist minister and immigrated to the United States. Lived in Fresno, California, then returned to Japan for two years. Moved to Seattle, Washington, where husband was a minister at the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During World …
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 …
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