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Harold Takashi Kobata Interview (ddr-densho-400-12)
av Harold Takashi Kobata Interview (ddr-densho-400-12)
Harold Takashi Kobata was born on April 5, 1926, in Gardena, California. He grew up in Gardena where his uncle, mother and older brothers ran a flower nursery. The family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, during World War II, where Kobata worked as a gardener while attending high school. After the war the family returned …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 65, No. 25 (December 22-29, 1967) (ddr-pc-39-52)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 65, No. 25 (December 22-29, 1967) (ddr-pc-39-52)
Selected article titles: "Supreme Court and the Nisei: 'Equal Justice Under Law' nearer reality for Japanese Americans" (p. 1), "Individual choice in marriage not a concern for State" (p. 1), "Is Warren's legal philosophy of today a consequence of Evacuation?" (p. 1), "Takao Ozawa Case imbeds Issei to 'ineligible for citizenship' predicament" (p. 1), "'The Bill …
Family outside barracks (ddr-densho-37-673)
img Family outside barracks (ddr-densho-37-673)
Original WRA caption: Sakamoto family picture on golden wedding anniversary of Joseph Gerald Osamu Sakamoto and Mary Ann Tsuchi Sakamoto, both 80, at the Minidoka Relocation Center on December 11, 1943. Married in Japan, they came to the U.S. in 1894. Mr. Sakamoto was an early Seattle hotel proprietor. His son, James Y. Sakamoto, 40, is …
Tetsuo
av Tetsuo "Ted" Hasegawa Interview (ddr-densho-400-4)
Ted Hasegawa was born on January 16, 1921, in Sacramento, California, and educated in Japan. When he returned to Torrance, California, where his parents farmed, he started kindergarten at the age of 11. After high school, he took automotive classes at a trade school in Los Angeles. Hasegawa witnessed the mass eviction of Japanese residents from …
Michael Shigeru Yasutake Interview (ddr-densho-400-24)
av Michael Shigeru Yasutake Interview (ddr-densho-400-24)
Michael Yasutake was born on August 4, 1915, in Long Beach, California. He was one of Kumataro and Itsu Yasutake's eight children. His father was a farmer in Gardena, California, and his mother was a housewife. When the war broke out he was already in the army and served with the Military Intelligence Service. His family …
Ronald Ikejiri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-461)
vh Ronald Ikejiri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-461)
Sansei male. Born December 3, 1948, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, parents had been incarcerated at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Father signed 'no-no' on the so-called 'loyalty questionnaire', renounced U.S. citizenship, and was sent to the Department of Justice camp at Bismarck, North Dakota. Family did not end up expatriating to …
Gentaro Takahashi Collection (ddr-densho-355)
Collection Gentaro Takahashi Collection (ddr-densho-355)
The Gentaro Takahashi Collection consists of photos, documents and ephemera from the time of Gentaro Takahashi’s arrival in the United States in 1907 to the 1970’s. The collection includes family photos in the U.S. and Japan, photos of Takahashi's travels in the U.S. including Duluth, Minnesota and Yellowstone National Park, correspondence and academic work from Boston …
Clifford Uyeda  Interview (ddr-densho-122-19)
vh Clifford Uyeda Interview (ddr-densho-122-19)
Nisei male. Born January 14, 1917, in Olympia, Washington. Raised in Washington before attending the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated in 1940. Earned medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and completed his residency at Harvard Medical School in 1949. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and …
Bob Suzuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-452)
vh Bob Suzuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-452)
Nisei-han male. Born January 2, 1936, in Portland, Oregon, where father worked for the railroad. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, family moved to a small community outside of Spokane, Washington, to farm. Went to UC Berkeley and Caltech, then taught at …
Ken Inose Interview (ddr-densho-400-5)
av Ken Inose Interview (ddr-densho-400-5)
Ken Inose was born in 1933 in Los Angeles, California, as one of four children to Sejiro and Yoshiko Inose. Before World War II, Ken lived in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles where he had ethnically diverse neighbors. His father was a salesman and his mother was a housewife. When the war broke out, …
Frank Saburo Sato Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-445)
vh Frank Saburo Sato Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-445)
Nisei male. Born March 16, 1929, in Puyallup, Washington. Grew up in the Sumner, Washington, area, where parents had a produce business. During World War II, removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, attended the University of Washington and the University of Southern California. Established …
Frank Saburo Sato Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-446)
vh Frank Saburo Sato Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-446)
Nisei male. Born March 16, 1929, in Puyallup, Washington. Grew up in the Sumner, Washington, area, where parents had a produce business. During World War II, removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, attended the University of Washington and the University of Southern California. Established …

Narrator Geri Handa

Geri Handa was born in San Jose, California, in 1948, and studied in the early 1970s at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a focus on community organizing and social services for seniors. She joined Asians for Community Actions in San Jose and worked at Keiro Nursing Home in …
George Sakaye Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-400-17)
vh George Sakaye Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-400-17)
George Sakaye Nakano was born on November 24, 1935, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. George's parents were Kibei, born in Hawaii, then educated in Japan before returning to the U.S. Nakano grew up in Los Angeles until he was six years old. When WWII started, the Nakano family was incarcerated in the …
George Ishibashi Interview (ddr-densho-400-7)
av George Ishibashi Interview (ddr-densho-400-7)
George Ishibashi was born on March 27, 1914, in San Pedro, California. He grew up on a farm in Palos Verdes, California. His father immigrated to the U.S. in the late 1890s and leased his first farm in 1906. Following Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor, the family's lease was unceremoniously ended. Ishibashi and his family were …
Thomas T. Noguchi Interview (ddr-densho-1021-8)
vh Thomas T. Noguchi Interview (ddr-densho-1021-8)
Thomas Noguchi was the first Japanese American to serve as the Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner of Los Angeles Country. Well-known for conducting autopsies of public figures such as Robert F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and William Holden, Noguchi was in the position between 1967 and 1982. As a Shin Issei immigrant born in Japan (in 1927) and trained …
Seattle JACL Oral History Collection (ddr-sjacl-2)
Collection Seattle JACL Oral History Collection (ddr-sjacl-2)
In September 2021, the Seattle Chapter of Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) celebrated its 100th Anniversary. This collection of interviews is a part of Seattle JACL's project to document and pass on its history and legacy. Underwritten by grants from the National JACL Legacy Fund and the Robert Chinn Foundation, teams of Seattle JACL members and …
Geri Handa Interview (ddr-densho-1021-2)
vh Geri Handa Interview (ddr-densho-1021-2)
Geri Handa was born in San Jose, California, in 1948, and studied in the early 1970s at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a focus on community organizing and social services for seniors. She joined Asians for Community Actions in San Jose and worked at Keiro Nursing Home in …
John Kanda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-116)
vh John Kanda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-116)
Nisei male. Born July 10, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Thomas-Auburn area of Washington. Following Executive Order 9066, family was removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, then to Tule Lake concentration camp in California. Later transferred to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered as a replacement for the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team and trained …

Narrator Pramila Jayapal

Born September 21, 1965 in Madras, India. Attended the Jakarta International School in Indonesia before moving to the United States to attend college at Georgetown University. Worked as an investment banker in New York City as well as in the management development program for Physio-Control. Currently, Pramila is the founder and Executive Director of Hate Free …
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II (ddr-csujad-29-60)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II (ddr-csujad-29-60)
An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, …
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-59)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-59)
An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, …
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-60-1)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-60-1)
An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, …
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, …
Pramila Jayapal Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-161)
vh Pramila Jayapal Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-161)
Born September 21, 1965 in Madras, India. Attended the Jakarta International School in Indonesia before moving to the United States to attend college at Georgetown University. Worked as an investment banker in New York City as well as in the management development program for Physio-Control.

Currently, Pramila is the founder and Executive Director of Hate Free …

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