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Narrator Fusako Yamamoto

Nisei female. Born March 29, 1920, in Sacramento, California, where father owned and operated a restaurant, and mother taught Japanese language school. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Chicago before eventually returning to Sacramento.

Narrator Keith One

Sansei male. Born 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. Parents' families lived in Sacramento, California, prior to World War II. During the war, they were sent to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Both parents resettled in Chicago after the war, where they met and Keith was born.

Narrator Kay Shimada

Nisei male. Born May 1, 1924, in Clarksburg, California. Grew up in Clarksburg, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Served in the military during the war. Returned to the Sacramento area and reestablished farming business.

Narrator Kazuko Uno Bill

Nisei female. Born June 5, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Raised in South Park, Washington where family operated a small produce farm. Attended Cleveland High School and the University of Washington. Was in senior year of college on December 7, 1941. Father picked up by FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and sent to Missoula internment …

Narrator Clara S. Hattori

Nisei female. Born May 21, 1919, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the Loomis area of California, where parents ran a farm and fruit orchard. Just prior to World War II, worked in the Japanese Pavilion at the San Francisco World's Fair of 1939-1940. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and …
Frank Miyamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1002-1)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1002-1)
Nisei male. Born July 29, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Wrote 'Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle' as a Master's thesis, published in 1939 as one of the first academic works on the Japanese immigrant community. Incarcerated in Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Member of the Evacuation and Resettlement Study which studied the incarceration and resettlement …
Tomio Moriguchi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-59)
vh Tomio Moriguchi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-59)
Ni-ten-gosei (Nisei/Sansei) male. Born April 13, 1936 in Tacoma, Washington. During World War II, was incarcerated with his family at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After the war, resettled in Seattle's Nihonmachi, where his father reestablished the family business, Uwajimaya, selling Japanese foodstuff and other items. Worked at Uwajimaya throughout his childhood -- along with …
Tomio Moriguchi Interview IV (ddr-densho-1000-62)
vh Tomio Moriguchi Interview IV (ddr-densho-1000-62)
Ni-ten-gosei (Nisei/Sansei) male. Born April 13, 1936 in Tacoma, Washington. During World War II, was incarcerated with his family at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After the war, resettled in Seattle's Nihonmachi, where his father reestablished the family business, Uwajimaya, selling Japanese foodstuff and other items. Worked at Uwajimaya throughout his childhood -- along with …
Tomio Moriguchi Interview III (ddr-densho-1000-61)
vh Tomio Moriguchi Interview III (ddr-densho-1000-61)
Ni-ten-gosei (Nisei/Sansei) male. Born April 13, 1936 in Tacoma, Washington. During World War II, was incarcerated with his family at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After the war, resettled in Seattle's Nihonmachi, where his father reestablished the family business, Uwajimaya, selling Japanese foodstuff and other items. Worked at Uwajimaya throughout his childhood -- along with …
Tomio Moriguchi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-60)
vh Tomio Moriguchi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-60)
Ni-ten-gosei (Nisei/Sansei) male. Born April 13, 1936 in Tacoma, Washington. During World War II, was incarcerated with his family at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After the war, resettled in Seattle's Nihonmachi, where his father reestablished the family business, Uwajimaya, selling Japanese foodstuff and other items. Worked at Uwajimaya throughout his childhood -- along with …

Narrator Seichi Hayashida

Nisei male. Born 1919 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in a Japanese American farming community in Bellevue, Washington. Incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California, and at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Longtime member and supporter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL).

Narrator Susie "Jinx" Fujii

Nisei female. Born March 8, 1930, in Brooks, Oregon. Grew up in Brooks, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Oregon and remained in Portland.

Narrator Eiko Yamaichi

Nisei female. Born in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Snoqualmie, Washington, where father worked for the Weyerhaeuser company before the war. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving …

Narrator Mitsuko Hashiguchi

Nisei female. Born January 25, 1921, in Bellevue, Washington. Raised on a Bellevue farm, married and had a child before being incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. In her interview, she discusses the Japanese American community in Bellevue before and after World War II.

Narrator Taylor Tomita

Nisei male. Born February 17, 1922, in Odell, Oregon. Grew up in Odell, where parent ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Served in the military before returning to the Hood River area.

Narrator Miyo Minnie Uratsu

Nisei female. Born May 25, 1929, in Newcastle, California. Grew up in Newcastle, where parents ran a ranch. During World War II, was removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. During the segregation period, transferred to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, lived in Idaho and Utah before eventually returning to family's …

Narrator Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi

Nisei female. Born February 9, 1929, in Isleton, California. Grew up in Isleton where parents operated a boarding house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, then, when that camp closed, to the Rohwer concentration camp, …

Narrator Peggy Tanemura

Ni-ten-gosei (half Nisei, half Sansei) female. Born 1932 in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington; Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho; and Tule Lake segregation center, California. Returned to Seattle after the war and stayed temporarily at the Seattle Japanese Language School.

Narrator Mary Haruka Nakamura

Nisei female. Born March 21, 1924, in O'Brien, Washington. Grew up in the Auburn/Kent area of Washington, where parents ran a farm and then a grocery store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, settled in Ontario, Oregon.

Narrator Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Nisei male. Born November 8, 1922, in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood and adolescence in Loomis, California, before spending senior year in high school in Los Angeles, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Marysville Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resisted the draft and renounced U.S. citizenship, remaining with …

Narrator Tom Akashi

Nisei male. Born June 7, 1929, in Merced, California. Grew up in Mount Eden, California, and was removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Incarcerated at the Topaz concentration camp in Utah, then moved to Tule Lake concentration camp after family volunteered to move to Japan. While at Tule Lake, …

Narrator Marianne West

Nisei female. Born November 4, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Family lived in Leavenworth, Washington, then moved to the West Coast. After the outbreak of World War II, family was removed from Bellingham, Washington, to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before leaving to resettle in Spokane, Washington.

Narrator Taketora Jim Tanaka

Nisei male. Born January 2, 1926, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Drafted into the army, and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Italy. Following …

Narrator Kiyoshi Seishin Yamashita

Nisei male. Born February 14, 1920, in Kent, Washington. Grew up in the nearby town of Auburn, where parents ran a farm. Family was involved Auburn Buddhist Church. Graduated from the University of Washington in 1942 and removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Recruited out of Tule Lake to teach …

Narrator George Iseri

Nisei male. Born April 23, 1920, in Thomas, Washington. Grew up in Thomas where father ran a general store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Weiser, Idaho, and opened a service station. Eventually moved to Ontario, Oregon.
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