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Narrator Ruth Y. Okimoto

Nisei female. Born April 15, 1936, in Tokyo, Japan. Brought to the United States with parents at the age of one, and grew up in San Diego, California, where father was a minister. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After the war, forged connections …
Wedding Reception of Olinda Saito and Sgt. Raymond Funakoshi (ddr-one-2-56)
img Wedding Reception of Olinda Saito and Sgt. Raymond Funakoshi (ddr-one-2-56)
Black and white photographic print of wedding reception for Olinda Saito and Sgt. Raymond Funakoshi at the American Club in Tokyo, Japan. Group portrait of twelve individuals unidentified, except for Capt. Sakamoto standing in top row, third from left, and Olinda Saito (bride), seated and third from right. Shiuko Sakai, the donor, organized this wedding party …
Visit from Ms. Mahon (ddr-one-2-160)
img Visit from Ms. Mahon (ddr-one-2-160)
Black and white photographic print of (from left) unidentified woman in hat, May Ideta, Ms. Mahon, and an unidentified woman in hat standing at Shinjuku Gardens. Ms. Mahon served as the principal at Donor’s school, Bailey Gatzert grade school in Seattle, Washington. After Ms. Mahon retired, she visited Tokyo in 1950. Seattle’s Nikkei community raised the …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 25 No. 12 (September 27, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-39)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 25 No. 12 (September 27, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-39)
Selected article titles: "U.S. Officials Await Outcome of Tokyo Test Cases to Clarify Citizenship of Stranded Nisei" (p. 1), "Form Los Angeles Committee To Support Campaign Against Restrictive Housing Covenants" (p. 1), "New Committee Will Stress Need for Naturalization Change" (p. 1), "Attorney Denies Report Peru Japanese Interned in U.S. Will Be Deported to Japan" (p. …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 25 No. 17 (November 1, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-44)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 25 No. 17 (November 1, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-44)
Selected article titles: "Truman Group Urges Evacuation Review. President's Committee on Civil Rights Asks Issei Citizenship, Repeal of Anti-Alien Laws" (p. 1), "Memorial to Nisei Soldiers Dedicated in French Town" (p. 1), "Most of Summer Marriages Between GIs, Japan Girls Not Faring Well, Says Writer" (p. 2), "Iva Toguri Denies Identify of Enemy Radio's 'Tokyo Rose'" …
Rosanzerusu Koyasan Kankodan [Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, Kokyogaien National Gardens] (ddr-csujad-25-133)
img Rosanzerusu Koyasan Kankodan [Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, Kokyogaien National Gardens] (ddr-csujad-25-133)
A group photograph of the tourists of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, including Kamie Taenaka, taken in front of Nijubashi [= Double Bridge] at Kokyo Gaien National Gardens, Tokyo, Japan. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_005
Warranty deed (ddr-csujad-42-29)
doc Warranty deed (ddr-csujad-42-29)
A warranty deed signed between Kokusai Lodge no. 15, Free and Accepted Masons. It documents that Tomoe [Tomoye] Takano's property in Tokyo, Japan has been transfer to Kokusai Lodge no. 15, Free and Accepted Masons for 1,000 yen. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_18_001
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 11 (September 14, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 11 (September 14, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-37)
Selected article titles: "California Farm Bureau Endorses Prop. 13, to urge 70,000 members" (p. 1), "Organization Stand on 'Tokyo Rose' Hearing to be Considered" (p. 1), "Nat'l JACL convention coverage noted in top Atlantic seaboard newspapers" (p. 1), "Nisei statistician notes more women over 50 dying of heart disease lately" (p. 2), " "Final half of …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 99, No. 12 (September 21, 1984) (ddr-pc-56-37)
img Pacific Citizen, Vol. 99, No. 12 (September 21, 1984) (ddr-pc-56-37)
Selected article titles: "Sansei principal turns L.A.'s Jefferson High around" (p. 1), "House subcommittee hears HR 4110 redress testimony" (p. 1), "Japan fingerprinting constitutional for alien registration, Tokyo court rules" (p. 1), "1st all-Fresno J-town reunion attracting over 350 Sept. 29-30" (p. 1), "Calif. Proposition 39: Reapportionment battle of 1980 may be settled" (p. 3), "Japan …
Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. S. Okine, September 12, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-218)
doc Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. S. Okine, September 12, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-218)
A letter from Jokichi Yamanaka in Hiroshima, Japan, to his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Jokichi congratulates on the Okines' grandchild and includes updates on issues of his family, the Sasaki family, and the Nakano family in Japan. He also describes high inflation in post-war Japan, listing high prices of food and other necessities. …

Narrator Wally Yonamine

Nisei-han male. Born June 24, 1925, in Maui, Hawaii. Grew up in a small village on a sugar plantation. Played football in high school, transferring to Honolulu. Signed with the San Francisco 49ers in 1947, but ended football career with an injury. In 1951, signed with the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants, the first American to play in …
Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. III No. 49 (December 2, 1944) (ddr-densho-97-209)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. III No. 49 (December 2, 1944) (ddr-densho-97-209)
Selected article titles: "FDR Hails 'Wonderful' Record" (p. 1), "Colorado Asks Coast Return" (p. 1), "Tokyo-Born Youth Volunteers to Fight Japanese Fascists" (p. 1), "Okay is Needed for Re-Entry" (p. 1), "New Relocation Plan to Stress Action in Center" (p. 1), "Liberals to Aid Postwar Japan" (p. 1), "Poll Discloses Majority Think Japanese Misled" (p. 2), …
Merry Go Round (ddr-one-2-249)
img Merry Go Round (ddr-one-2-249)
Black and white photographic print of (from left) Tami Okamura and Olinda Saito wearing a plaid print dress standing outside at unknown Tokyo location with “Merry Go Round” sign in background. Olinda was a Japanese citizen whose father was Japanese consul in Sao Paolo, Brazil, before WWII. He returned to Japan before WWII began. Donor met …
Wedding Reception of Olinda Saito and Sgt. Raymond Funakoshi (ddr-one-2-50)
img Wedding Reception of Olinda Saito and Sgt. Raymond Funakoshi (ddr-one-2-50)
Black and white photographic print of wedding reception for Olinda Saito and Sgt. Raymond Funakoshi at the American Club in Tokyo, Japan. Six individuals standing behind a table featuring a cake, flowers and candles, (from left): Olinda Saito (bride), Raymond Funakoshi (groom), unidentified, Olinda Saito’s mother, Olinda Saito’s sisters Aki Saito and Yoshi Saito. Shiuko Sakai, …
Waseda University Hoshien Scott Hall] (ddr-csujad-25-254)
img Waseda University Hoshien Scott Hall] (ddr-csujad-25-254)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a group photograph of Japanese students. It appears to be a commencement of Waseda University taken in front of Waseda University Hoshien Scott Hall, Tokyo, Japan between 1938 and 1940. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Checking documents used in war crimes trials (ddr-densho-114-142)
img Checking documents used in war crimes trials (ddr-densho-114-142)
Original caption: Nisei Capt. Steve S. Yammoto of Chicago, Ill., International Prosecution section, International Military Tribunal in the Far East, center, checks Japanese documents used in the war crimes trials, held in the War Ministry Bldg., Tokyo, Japan. He is assisted by two members of the Allied Translator and Interpreter section. They are, l. to r., …
Nisei translators (ddr-densho-114-139)
img Nisei translators (ddr-densho-114-139)
Original caption: These Nisei character writers, Takashi Kikuta of Maui, T.H., left, and Hiroshi Yoshida of Los Angeles, Calif., right, insert Japanese characters following the romanization of Japanese proper names and special phrases in documents which have been translated. Characters must be written neatly in a size comparable to typewriter type. They are employed by the …
Wang Chonghui seated with Prime Minister Okada (ddr-njpa-1-1021)
img Wang Chonghui seated with Prime Minister Okada (ddr-njpa-1-1021)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Wang Chonghui Visits Prime Minister Okada. (Tokyo) February 21, 1935. Wang Chonghui, currently visiting Japan, visited Prime Minister Okada at the prime minister's office at 9:20 a.m. on the 21st, accompanied by Councillor Zheng of the Chinese legation. He paid his respects, exchanged the firm handshake of Sino-Japanese goodwill, and talked comfortably …
Ruth Y. Okimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-331)
vh Ruth Y. Okimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-331)
Nisei female. Born April 15, 1936, in Tokyo, Japan. Brought to the United States with parents at the age of one, and grew up in San Diego, California, where father was a minister. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After the war, forged connections …
Matsutake Dinner with family (ddr-densho-477-778)
img Matsutake Dinner with family (ddr-densho-477-778)
Photograph of Isoshima and Shimono women enjoying a matsuake dinner at a onsen in Japan. From right to left counterclockwise around the table: Elaine (Isoshima) Shimono, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima, Susan Isoshima, and Naomi (Isoshima) Nishimura. The caption below the photo reads "Enjoy a matsuake dinner at kampo no yado at ome (oonsen) Don's …

Narrator Bruce T. Kaji

Nisei male. Born May 9, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles and was in high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, then was inducted into the army. Joined …
Two art experts admiring a Buddha sculpture (ddr-njpa-2-355)
img Two art experts admiring a Buddha sculpture (ddr-njpa-2-355)
Caption on reverse: "TREASURES FROM JAPAN ARRIVE: Two hundred and nine Japanese art objects which arrived here Tuesday aboard the NYK freighter Kyomei Maru are being unpacked for the Treasures from Japan exhibition at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Feb. 19 to Mar. 24. The collection includes sculptures, Buddha images, "Noh" masks, chinaware and woven cloth. …
Bruce T. Kaji Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-300)
vh Bruce T. Kaji Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-300)
Nisei male. Born May 9, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles and was in high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, then was inducted into the army. Joined …

Narrator Aya Uenishi Medrud

Nisei female. Born April 9, 1925, in Malden, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington, before being removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. From Minidoka, relocated with family to Utica, New York. Worked in Japan for the U.S. Army of Occupation, and for the Tokyo General Army Hospital …
Wedding Reception of Olinda Saito and Sgt. Raymond Funakoshi (ddr-one-2-49)
img Wedding Reception of Olinda Saito and Sgt. Raymond Funakoshi (ddr-one-2-49)
Black and white photographic print of wedding reception for Olinda Saito and Sgt. Raymond Funakoshi at American Club in Tokyo, Japan, with (from left): Col. Stewart, unidentified, Mrs. Stewart, Capt. Waddington, Lt. Downs, unidentified, unidentified, Olinda Saito (bride), Capt. Humphries, Shiuko Sakai, Maj. Bach, Lt. Zuretti, unidentified, Maj. Dickie, unidentified, Mrs. Bach, and Capt. Townsend. Shiuko …
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