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Invitation to the reception and tea (ddr-csujad-11-55)
img Invitation to the reception and tea (ddr-csujad-11-55)
An invitation from Toshito Satow, the Consul General of Japan to Miss Tazu Kawamoto to attend a reception and tea in honor of Kensuke Horinouchi, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States, presumably as part of the Japan Day celebration. From page 21 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State …
Nisei technicians repairing a truck (ddr-densho-114-68)
img Nisei technicians repairing a truck (ddr-densho-114-68)
Two Nisei [illegible] overhaul a motor of a United States Army 21-ton 6X6 truck in the motor pool garage of the Allied Translator and Interpreter section, General Hq, Army Forces in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan. They are Tec 5 Fred Hayashi of Los Angeles, Calif., and Tec 5 Shigoro Yammoto of Walnut Grove, Calif., both of …
Mutsu Homma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-24)
vh Mutsu Homma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-24)
Issei female. Born June 19, 1911, in Tono City, Iwate-ken, Japan. Immigrated to the United States in 1929. Incarcerated at the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Father established and ministered the first Western-style Christian church in Tono City. Husband was assigned to the Santa Anita Assembly Center as the official head …
Joseph and Mary Ann Sakamoto (ddr-fom-1-910)
img Joseph and Mary Ann Sakamoto (ddr-fom-1-910)
WRA caption on reverse: "Joseph Gerald Osamu Sakamoto, 80, and Mary Ann Tsuchi Sakamoto, 80, on their golden wedding anniversary, Dec. 11, 1943, at the Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho. Mr. and Mrs. Sakamoto came to the United States from Japan in 1894. He was the first Japanese second-hand furniture store proprietor, first Japanese express man …
Marian Asao Kurosu Interview Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-118-42)
vh Marian Asao Kurosu Interview Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-118-42)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; surprise that Japan would attack the United States

During this interview, Mrs. Kurosu alternately speaks in both English and Japanese. As a result, the English translation of the transcript contains [Jpn.] and [Eng.], which indicate whether the original dialogue was spoken in Japanese or English.

Affidavit (ddr-csujad-12-26)
doc Affidavit (ddr-csujad-12-26)
This affidavit belongs to Tsugitada Kanamori. It states that in 1945 he was repatriated to Japan in 1945 and that he did not swear allegience to the United States of America. According to the affidavit, Kanamori did so in order to keep his family together and to remain in camp. He also asserts that he was …

Narrator Kay Sweeney

Japanese female. Born 1922 in Kagoshima, Japan. During World War II, served as a nurse with the Japanese army in Jakarta and Japan. After the war, moved to the United States and lived in San Francisco before eventually settling in Portland, Oregon.
Takashi Matsui Interview (ddr-densho-1008-4)
vh Takashi Matsui Interview (ddr-densho-1008-4)
Kibei male. Born January 20, 1917, in Hood River, Oregon. Lived in Seattle, Washington, before being taken to Japan by mother at the age of three. Completed elementary through high school in Japan. Returned to Seattle at seventeen years of age. Continued education in United States. Drafted in 1942 and was an instructor for the Military …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 27 No. 19 (November 6, 1948) (ddr-pc-20-44)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 27 No. 19 (November 6, 1948) (ddr-pc-20-44)
Selected article titles: "Senator Barkley Says New Democratic Congress Will Carry Out Civil Rights Pledges" (p. 1), "Truman Victory, Democratic Majority in Congress May Change Coming ADC Campaign" (p. 1), "Judge Mathes Says Kawakita Death Sentence Decision 'Terribly Hard' One to Make" (p. 2), "Hundred Nisei Seek Civilian Posts in Japan. Tests to be Given For …
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 …
Application for certificate of identification (aliens of enemy nationalities), Form AR-AE-22, Itsuhei Takano (ddr-csujad-42-86)
doc Application for certificate of identification (aliens of enemy nationalities), Form AR-AE-22, Itsuhei Takano (ddr-csujad-42-86)
An application for certificate of identification, Form AR-AE-22, filled by Itsuhei Takano. The United States Government requires all aliens of enemy nationalities, including Italy, Germany, and Japan, to apply at a post office in February 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_41_001

Narrator Tsuchino Forrester

Shin-Issei female. Born March 30, 1931 in Kasuga, Fukuoka, Japan. Grew up in Kasuga where parents ran a farm. Graduated from a girl's high school during the U.S. occupation of Japan. Met future husband, a U.S. serviceman, and immigrated to the United States as a "war bride."
Frank Fukuhara Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1004-1-11)
vh Frank Fukuhara Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1004-1-11)
Working for the United States military in Japan

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-153-19)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-153-19)
Returning to the United States at request of mother

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of his life experiences are similar to those who do identify themselves as such.

Marian Asao Kurosu Interview Segment 40 (ddr-densho-1000-118-40)
vh Marian Asao Kurosu Interview Segment 40 (ddr-densho-1000-118-40)
Brother Hideo visits from Japan but is trapped in the United States due to the onset of World War II

During this interview, Mrs. Kurosu alternately speaks in both English and Japanese. As a result, the English translation of the transcript contains [Jpn.] and [Eng.], which indicate whether the original dialogue was spoken in Japanese or …

Hannah Lai Interview (ddr-densho-1000-324)
vh Hannah Lai Interview (ddr-densho-1000-324)
Nisei female. Born April 11, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents ran a hotel. Went to live in Japan for several years prior to World War II. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. While in Minidoka, recruited to teach elementary school, and …
Charles Olds Interview (ddr-densho-1000-121)
vh Charles Olds Interview (ddr-densho-1000-121)
White male. Born 1913 in Karuizawa, Japan, to missionary parents. Attended Canadian school in Kobe, Japan, before coming to the United States with his older brother. He attended the University of Chicago School of Social Work, then volunteered to work for the War Relocation Authority (WRA). He later worked as a relocation officer in the concentration …
Kay Sweeney Interview (ddr-one-7-8)
vh Kay Sweeney Interview (ddr-one-7-8)
Japanese female. Born 1922 in Kagoshima, Japan. During World War II, served as a nurse with the Japanese army in Jakarta and Japan. After the war, moved to the United States and lived in San Francisco before eventually settling in Portland, Oregon.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of …

Portraits of elderly couple (ddr-densho-107-29)
img Portraits of elderly couple (ddr-densho-107-29)
Roy Matsumoto's paternal grandparents. Roy's paternal grandfather, Wakamatsu, was the youngest son of the Matsumoto family. He married his sweetheart and came to Kauai, HI, as a government contract laborer to work in the sugar cane fields. Upon completion of the contract, he came to the mainland United States, leased land in southern California, and operated …
Sworn statement by Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. Page 2 of 3. (ddr-one-5-197)
doc Sworn statement by Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. Page 2 of 3. (ddr-one-5-197)
Photocopy of a declassified seven point sworn statement from Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. On this page, Mrs. Goodenough writes about Dr. Koyama's reputation, stating that it is "above reproach." She contacted several schools and individuals that had dealings with Dr. Koyama and all "expressed their confidence in him." As to his loyalty …

Narrator Michiko Kornhauser

Shin-Issei female. Born July 21, 1936, in Sasebo, Japan. Was a child in Okayama during World War II. After the war, immigrated to the United States and lived and worked in various places including Honoulu, Hawaii, and Portland, Oregon.

Narrator Rose Ito Tsunekawa

Nisei female. Born July 9, 1930, in Salinas, California. Grew up in Salinas, where father ran a successful farm. In 1941, moved with family to Japan. Remained in Japan during World War II and worked as an interpreter. After the war, returned to the United States and presently lives in California.
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 …
Kocho Otani and his wife wearing leis (ddr-njpa-4-1895)
img Kocho Otani and his wife wearing leis (ddr-njpa-4-1895)
Caption on reverse: "ARCHBISHOP OTANI HERE: Archbishop Kocho Otani of the Otani-ha Higashi Hongwanji and Lady Otani arrived in Honolulu this morning at 9 aboard the Matson liner Lurline from Los Angeles for a 10-day stay in the islands before resuming their trip back to Japan on the APL liner President Wilson on Mar. 7. They …

Narrator Peggy S. Furukawa

Nisei female. Born March 30, 1928, in San Jose, California. Prior to World War II, sent by father to live in Japan with relatives. Remained in Japan during the war, attending school and working in an airplane parts factory to support the Japanese war effort. Eventually returned to the United States and San Jose.
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