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Clara S. Hattori Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-426)
vh Clara S. Hattori Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-426)
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 …
Clara S. Hattori Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-427)
vh Clara S. Hattori Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-427)
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 …
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-270)
vh Jim M. Tanimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-270)
Nisei male. Born June 3, 1923, in Marysville, California. Grew up in Marysville, California, eventually moving to Gridley, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, removed with family to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Refused to sign the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," and was removed with most other young men in Tule …
Testimony of Susumu Sato (ddr-densho-67-157)
doc Testimony of Susumu Sato (ddr-densho-67-157)
Written testimony of Susumu Sato of Olympia, Washington. Incarcerated in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Evacuation Impact and Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Peggy Tanemura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-85)
vh Peggy Tanemura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-85)
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.
Misa Taketa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-436)
vh Misa Taketa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-436)
Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the South Park area, south of Seattle, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Ontario, Oregon, for a time, before living …
May Ohmura Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-454)
vh May Ohmura Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-454)
Nisei female. Born May 13, 1922, in Chico, California. Grew up in Chico, where parents ran a produce store. Was in college when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and was removed with her family to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend school in Syracuse, New York, and become a public health nurse. Later …
Betty Morita Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-152)
vh Betty Morita Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-152)
Nisei female. Born May 30, 1933, in Hood River, Oregon. Raised in the Hood River valley on family farm. After December 7, 1941, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and then to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, moved with family to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before leaving camp for Chicago, Illinois, …
Bill Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-119)
vh Bill Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-119)
Nisei male, born June 21, 1920, in Compton, California. Raised on a farm in Lawndale, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, his father was picked up by FBI and detained at a Department of Justice (DOJ) internment camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico. His family voluntarily moved to Visalia, California, then was forcibly moved to Poston …
Camp worker's paycheck (ddr-densho-25-16)
doc Camp worker's paycheck (ddr-densho-25-16)
Mae Iseri was originally from Thomas, Washington, where her parents ran a small store and berry farm. After being held at the Pinedale Assembly Center in California, Mae was detained at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, where she worked as a physical education teacher. This was her first paycheck, which she never cashed.
Grace Hata Interview (ddr-densho-1003-10)
vh Grace Hata Interview (ddr-densho-1003-10)
Nisei female. Born December 5, 1930, in Gardena, California. Grew up in Gardena where parents ran a restaurant. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested and taken away by the FBI. During mass removal, family was sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and reunited with father. Following the Leave Clearance questionnaire in 1943, …
Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-94)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-94)
Kibei female. Born 1924 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, renowned artist, …
Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-95)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-95)
Kibei female. Born 1924 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, renowned artist, …
Edith Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-101)
vh Edith Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-101)
Nisei female. Born August 29, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Burlington, Washington. Was just starting college when incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp early because of illness and married a Nisei GI, Harvey Watanabe. Lived in Midwest for duration of war and resettled in Seattle, Washington following the war.
Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-1-7)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-1-7)
Research study's focus on protest within Tule Lake concentration camp, California

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life …

Harry Ueno Interview Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1002-7-35)
vh Harry Ueno Interview Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1002-7-35)
Thoughts on poor condition of Tule Lake concentration camp, California

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, …

Sarah Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-81)
vh Sarah Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-81)
Sansei female. (Mother and father born in Hawaii.) Born February 1925 in Peru. Spent prewar childhood in Peru and Hawaii. Father picked up by the FBI and detained after bombing of Pearl Harbor. Was incarcerated at Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Renounced citizenship in order to stay with parents, and was …
Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
vh Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
Nisei female. Born March 31, 1909, in Vashon Island, Washington. Raised in Vashon Island and Des Moines, Washington, before being removed with her two children to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California. Later transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago, Illinois. Lived and worked in Chicago before eventually returning to …
Joe Seto Interview (ddr-manz-1-141)
vh Joe Seto Interview (ddr-manz-1-141)
Nisei male. Born 1924 in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in Tacoma, where father worked for a produce business. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp temporarily to work harvesting sugar beets for a sugar company. Drafted into the army in 1945. …
Tom Akashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-164)
vh Tom Akashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-164)
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, …
Testimony of John Kanda (ddr-densho-67-365)
doc Testimony of John Kanda (ddr-densho-67-365)
Written testimony of John Masayoshi Kanda of Auburn, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Impact on Japanese American Veterans." Personal information excised by Densho.
Diana Morita Cole Interview (ddr-densho-1000-483)
vh Diana Morita Cole Interview (ddr-densho-1000-483)
Nisei female. Born May 26, 1944, in the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Prior to World War II, parents lived in Hood River, Oregon. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, they were removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, before transferring to Minidoka. After leaving camp, the family resettled in …
Betty Tanakatsubo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-343)
vh Betty Tanakatsubo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-343)
Nisei female. Born June 15, 1925, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, and worked for the War Relocation Authority. Eventually settled in Chicago, Illinois.

(This material is based …

Wesley K. Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-166)
vh Wesley K. Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-166)
Ni-ten-gosei (Nisei/Sansei) male. Born May 20, 1935, in Tacoma, Washington. Spent early childhood in Kent, Washington, and was removed with family to the Pinedale Assembly Center at age seven. Family was incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and then moved to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled and attended grade school and high school in Chicago, …
Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1010-2)
vh Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1010-2)
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, …
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