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Masako Yoshida Interview (ddr-manz-1-153)
vh Masako Yoshida Interview (ddr-manz-1-153)
Nisei female. Born July 14, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Spent early years in Seattle before family moved to the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, where father worked as a janitor at a wholesale produce market. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to work in Detroit, …
Testimony of Tsuguo Ikeda (ddr-densho-67-176)
doc Testimony of Tsuguo Ikeda (ddr-densho-67-176)
Written testimony of Tsuguo Ikeda. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Documents Illustrating Camp Experiences and Attitudes."
Testimony of Masao Takahashi (ddr-densho-67-192)
doc Testimony of Masao Takahashi (ddr-densho-67-192)
Written testimony of Masao Takahashi. Incarcerated in Missoula internment camp, Montana, Santa Fe internment camp, New Mexico, and Crystal City internment camp, Texas. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Japanese Speakers."
Testimony of James Tsujimura (ddr-densho-67-241)
doc Testimony of James Tsujimura (ddr-densho-67-241)
Written testimony of Dr. James Tsujimura of Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact."
Testimony of John A. Yamasaki Eyon (ddr-densho-67-307)
doc Testimony of John A. Yamasaki Eyon (ddr-densho-67-307)
Written testimony of John A. Yamasaki Eyon, born in Shinsu, Japan. Incarcerated in the Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico, 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 Earl Nishimura (ddr-densho-67-139)
doc Testimony of Earl Nishimura (ddr-densho-67-139)
Written testimony of Earl Nishimura, President of the Honolulu, Hawaii, Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-112)
img Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-112)
Original caption: Tommy Teraji of Los Angeles, Co. A of the 62nd Inf. Trng. Bn. is being thrown by Akira F. Shibukawa, Seattle, Washington, Co. A of the 62nd Inf. Trng. Bn., who is very well-trained in jujitsu. Camp Robsinson, Arkansas, February 19, 1942.
Japanese Americans boarding ship (ddr-csujad-7-10)
img Japanese Americans boarding ship (ddr-csujad-7-10)
Japanese Americans boarding ship to return to Japan, Seattle, Washington, November 24, 1945. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f10
Martha Nishitani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-71)
vh Martha Nishitani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-71)
Nisei female. Born February 27, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Family owned and operated the Oriental Gardens, the first nursery in Lake City. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. An award-winning modern dancer who established the Martha Nishitani Modern Dance School and Martha Nishitani Modern Dance Company, she also choreographs for modern …
Victor Ikeda Interview (ddr-manz-1-23)
vh Victor Ikeda Interview (ddr-manz-1-23)
Nisei male. Born February 4, 1927, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle's Japantown area, where parents operated a hotel. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend school in Minnesota, was drafted, and trained in the Military Intelligence Service Language …

Narrator Frank S. Fujii

Nisei male. Born January 14, 1930, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Jackson Street neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resettled in Seattle. Former teacher and varsity basketball coach at Seattle's Franklin High School and administrator at Seattle Central Community College.
George Morihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-182)
vh George Morihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-182)
Nisei male. Born September 19, 1924, in Tacoma, Washington, and spent childhood in Fife, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the army in 1944 and joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe. Awarded the Purple Heart for actions in the Battle …
Dorothy H. Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-50)
vh Dorothy H. Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-50)
Nisei female. Born May 24, 1923, in Carlisle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington, where parents ran a hotel. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Chicago, Illinois, before returning to Oregon.

(This material is based upon work …

Warren Koichi Suzuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-410)
vh Warren Koichi Suzuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-410)
Nisei male. Born February 27, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. At age ten, was sent to Japan to live and attend school. Returned to Seattle prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and was transferred …
United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Office of District Director, Seattle, Washington, Report of Enemy Alien (ddr-one-5-251)
doc United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Office of District Director, Seattle, Washington, Report of Enemy Alien (ddr-one-5-251)
Photocopy of a declassified report on the status of Keizaburo Koyama. The report notes that Koyama is moving from the Minidoka War Relocation Project in Hunt, Idaho to 3615 B Cottonwood, Apartment 9918 in Vanport, Oregon. His status is still listed as parolee. The form lists his occupation at the time of arrest as "farm laborer," …

Narrator May Ota Higa

Nisei female. Born March 14, 1916, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle and Ellensburg, Washington, before going to Japan to teach just prior to the onset of World War II. Returned to Seattle in 1941, and was removed with family to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, resettled in …
Family standing outside a gas station (ddr-densho-5-18)
img Family standing outside a gas station (ddr-densho-5-18)
The Fukuda family was originally from Seattle and voluntarily relocated to Nampa, Idaho, during World War II. After the war, the family moved to Spokane, Washington. Front (left to right): Janet, Lillian, and Alan Fukuda. Back: Jim Fukuda holding his daughter Mitsue, Mrs. Fukuda, and Rina Fukuda.
Three children on a porch (ddr-densho-5-7)
img Three children on a porch (ddr-densho-5-7)
Left to right: Lillian, Janet, and Alan Fukuda on their porch. The Fukuda family was originally from Seattle and voluntarily relocated to Nampa, Idaho, during World War II. After the war, they moved to Spokane, Washington, where their father, Dr. Susumu Fukuda, opened a dental practice.
Testimony of Henry Tanaka (ddr-densho-67-143)
doc Testimony of Henry Tanaka (ddr-densho-67-143)
Written testimony of Henry Tanaka, from Hawaii. He was incarcerated at Sand Island and Honouliuli internment camps, Hawaii. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Robert Shizuo Kinoshita (ddr-densho-67-238)
doc Testimony of Robert Shizuo Kinoshita (ddr-densho-67-238)
Written testimony of Robert Shizuo Kinoshita of Brightwood, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact."
Testimony of Rose Inouye (ddr-densho-67-271)
doc Testimony of Rose Inouye (ddr-densho-67-271)
Written testimony of Rose Inouye, born in Florin, California. Incarcerated in the Fresno Assembly Center, California, the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka (ddr-densho-67-163)
doc Testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka (ddr-densho-67-163)
Written testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka, born in Los Angeles, California. Incarcerated in Poston concentration camp, Arizona. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination and Psychological Impact." Personal information excised by Densho.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-147)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-147)
These Japanese Americans are waiting for army trucks to take them to the Eagledale ferry dock on Bainbridge Island, Washington. From there, a special ferry will take them to Seattle, where they will be transferred to a train bound for the Manzanar concentration camp in California.
Four-star mother (ddr-densho-35-51)
img Four-star mother (ddr-densho-35-51)
This four-star mother is at the annual Nisei Veteran Memorial Day service. The service takes place at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington. This woman received her United States citizenship on March 21, 1997 at the age of 100 years. She died on June 29, 1998.
Japanese Americans walking between barracks (ddr-densho-36-40)
img Japanese Americans walking between barracks (ddr-densho-36-40)
The Puyallup Assembly Center, also known as "Camp Harmony," was on the racetrack of the Puyallup fairgrounds. The center was open from April 28, 1942, through September 23, 1942. Most camp inmates were from Seattle, Washington. This is a view of the barracks that housed them.
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