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Akiko Kurose Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-41)
vh Akiko Kurose Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-41)
Nisei female. Born February 25, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Longtime civil rights activist, educator, and pacifist.
May K. Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-79)
vh May K. Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-79)
Nisei female. Born 1937 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown. Incarcerated as child at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in Seattle. In her interview, discusses issues of shame and loss of Japanese American identity as a result of incarceration.
Yosh Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-172)
vh Yosh Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-172)
Nisei male. Born December 27, 1932, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, and was in the third grade during mass removal to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington. Moved with family to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before returning to Seattle to attend middle and high school. Found a lifelong job at Osborn & Ulland, a retail …
Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-53)
img Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-53)
This service honoring deceased Nisei veterans takes place every Memorial Day weekend at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-49)
img Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-49)
This service honoring deceased Nisei veterans takes place every Memorial Day weekend at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-50)
img Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-50)
This service honoring deceased Nisei veterans takes place every Memorial Day weekend at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
JACL 17th Biennial National Convention invitation (ddr-densho-280-17)
doc JACL 17th Biennial National Convention invitation (ddr-densho-280-17)
Letter of invitation for Japanese American Citizens League members to attend their 17th Biennial National Convention in Seattle, Washington.
Testimony of Denny T. Yasuhara (ddr-densho-67-220)
doc Testimony of Denny T. Yasuhara (ddr-densho-67-220)
Written testimony of Denny T. Yasuhara of Spokane, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact on Family."
Testimony of Yoshihiko Tanabe (ddr-densho-67-230)
doc Testimony of Yoshihiko Tanabe (ddr-densho-67-230)
Written testimony of Yoshihiko Tanabe of Fife, Washington. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination, Economic Loss and Redress."
Mitsue Matsui Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1008-3-23)
vh Mitsue Matsui Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1008-3-23)
Resettling in Seattle, Washington

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

Shig Kaseguma Interview (ddr-manz-1-32)
vh Shig Kaseguma Interview (ddr-manz-1-32)
Nisei male. Born June 4, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college in Cincinnati before being drafted. Served in Japan with the Military Intelligence Service, and eventually returned to Seattle.
Katsumi Okamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-24)
vh Katsumi Okamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-24)
Nisei male. Born July 5, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned and operated a grocery store. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Served in Japan with the Military Intelligence Service following World War II.
Masao Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-103)
vh Masao Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-103)
Nisei male. Born December 10, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up near the Nihonmachi area of Seattle. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. In 1943, volunteered for the army while in camp. Served in Europe with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, L Company. Returned to Seattle after the war and …
Testimony of Hon. Kent Pullen (ddr-densho-67-136)
doc Testimony of Hon. Kent Pullen (ddr-densho-67-136)
Written testimony of Hon. Kent Pullen, Sentator, Washington State Senate. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Statements by Public Officials."
Testimony of Alex Gottfried, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ddr-densho-67-225)
doc Testimony of Alex Gottfried, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ddr-densho-67-225)
Written testimony of Alex Gottfried, representing the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Organizations."
Testimony of Josephine Shizue Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-293)
doc Testimony of Josephine Shizue Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-293)
Written testimony of Josephine Shizue Sakamoto. Incarcerated at 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.
Junction Produce Co. (ddr-densho-131-1)
img Junction Produce Co. (ddr-densho-131-1)
This Issei-run produce store was located at the intersection of Bothell Way and 10th Avenue NE in Seattle, Washington.
Testimony of Kip Tokuda (ddr-densho-67-287)
doc Testimony of Kip Tokuda (ddr-densho-67-287)
Written testimony of Kip Tokuda. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
X-ray laboratory at Minidoka hospital (ddr-fom-1-868)
img X-ray laboratory at Minidoka hospital (ddr-fom-1-868)
WRA caption on reverse: "Hospital / View in X-ray laboratory." Mabel Shigaya, the x-ray technician, was from Seattle, Washington.
Testimony of Thomas S. Takemura (ddr-densho-67-153)
doc Testimony of Thomas S. Takemura (ddr-densho-67-153)
Written testimony of Thomas S. Takemura of Tacoma, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and then moved to Illinois. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Veterans." Personal information excised by Densho.
Margie Nahmias Angel Interview (ddr-densho-1000-349)
vh Margie Nahmias Angel Interview (ddr-densho-1000-349)
White female. Born June 1, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Central District of Seattle where mother ran a boarding house. Discusses her reaction when her Japanese American peers had to leave Seattle during World War II.
Hiro Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-237)
vh Hiro Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-237)
Nisei male. Born August 8, 1919, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, and was attending the University of Washington when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Drafted into the military a few months after the bombing, and then transferred to the Military Intelligence Service. Served as a linguist in Burma and India during …
Testimony of Rita Takahashi Cates (ddr-densho-67-166)
doc Testimony of Rita Takahashi Cates (ddr-densho-67-166)
Written testimony of Rita Takahashi Cates of Cheney, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "WRA Policies, Effects of 'Loyalty' Oath."
Testimony of Edward Masakiyo Yamamoto (ddr-densho-67-231)
doc Testimony of Edward Masakiyo Yamamoto (ddr-densho-67-231)
Written testimony of Edward Masakiyo Yamamoto, born in Spokane, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination, Economic Loss and Redress."
Cherry Kinoshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-34)
vh Cherry Kinoshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-34)
Nisei female. Born October 13, 1923, in Seattle, Washington, grew up in Green Lake area. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Active in National and Seattle Chapter JACL politics, especially during the drive for redress in the 1970s and 1980s. Cherry Kinoshita passed away on July 29, 2008.
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