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Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-136-3)
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Activities in Crystal City internment camp: judo, sumo and baseball

Joseph Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, William Toshio Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was also interviewed individually on October 9, 2002.

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Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-138-29)
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Staying in New York City after the war, meeting future wife, and passing civil service exam

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

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Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-138-8)
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Deciding to volunteer for the army in hopes that father would be released; feeling conflicted upon being placed in a segregated unit

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

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Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 39 (ddr-densho-1000-138-39)
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Discovering that family home in Seattle had been donated to a museum in Japan, and physically relocated there

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

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Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-138-17)
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Landing in Europe; setting up headquarters station and aid stations as moved from place to place

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

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Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-138-27)
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In retrospect, feeling more positive about the fact that the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was a segregated unit

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

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Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-138-5)
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Volunteering to move early to Minidoka to help prepare the camp for the other Japanese Americans

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings …

Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-138-9)
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Arranging a trip out of camp to visit father in Lordsburg, New Mexico before induction into the army

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

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Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-136-20)
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Experiences speaking in classrooms about parallels between the Japanese American experience and September 11, 2001

Joseph Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, William Toshio Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was also interviewed individually on October 9, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings …

Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-136-1)
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Memories of Crystal City internment camp, Texas: "I feel like I'm goin' to a prison."

Joseph Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, William Toshio Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was also interviewed individually on October 9, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings …

Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-136-5)
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Parents' experiences as domestic help; "I was ashamed of the fact that my parents were servants."

Joseph Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, William Toshio Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was also interviewed individually on October 9, 2002.

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Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-136-8)
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Experiences as one of the only Asian Americans in Terrace Park, Ohio, isolated incidents of racism

Joseph Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, William Toshio Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was also interviewed individually on October 9, 2002.

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Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-136-16)
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Being one of the few Asian American families in Denver, Colorado, not much awareness of Japanese ethnic identity

Joseph Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, William Toshio Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was also interviewed individually on October 9, 2002.

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Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-136-19)
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Importance of the vocal stance of Japanese American communities, feeling concerned about people's hesitation to speak out

Joseph Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, William Toshio Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was also interviewed individually on October 9, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the …

Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-136-4)
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Moving to Cincinnati, Ohio after World War II, witnessing parents unhappily employed as domestic help, attending school and participating in sports

Joseph Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, William Toshio Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was also interviewed individually on October 9, 2002.

Before being …

Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-136-7)
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Memories of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the end of World War II

Joseph Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, William Toshio Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was also interviewed individually on October 9, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings …

Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-136-12)
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Finishing college at the University of Illinois, acceptance into ROTC influenced by older brother's service with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II

Joseph Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, William Toshio Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was also interviewed individually on October …

Joe Yasutake Interview (ddr-densho-1000-136)
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Nisei male. Born May 25, 1932, in Seattle, Washington. Father employed by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as interpreter for twenty years, until separated from family on December 7, 1941 and interned as an enemy alien. Removed from Seattle with mother, sister and two brothers in 1942. Attended school (fifth through sixth grades) while incarcerated …
Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-137-22)
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An "abrupt wakeup call": being diagnosed with terminal emphysema

Mitsuye Yamada was interviewed together with her two surviving brothers, William Toshio Yasutake and Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. She was interviewed individually on October 9-10, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their own family history …

Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 37 (ddr-densho-1000-137-37)
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Filing grievance against boss for discrimination at Cypress College

Mitsuye Yamada was interviewed together with her two surviving brothers, William Toshio Yasutake and Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. She was interviewed individually on October 9-10, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their own family history …

Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-137-21)
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Race relations in Pasadena, California

Mitsuye Yamada was interviewed together with her two surviving brothers, William Toshio Yasutake and Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. She was interviewed individually on October 9-10, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their own family history interviews. Individually and jointly, …

Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-137-35)
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Working on book Desert Run while attending Yaddo, an artists' retreat

Mitsuye Yamada was interviewed together with her two surviving brothers, William Toshio Yasutake and Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. She was interviewed individually on October 9-10, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their own …

Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-137-11)
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Influence of incarceration on father, his concern regarding Mitsuye's status as a Japanese alien

Mitsuye Yamada was interviewed together with her two surviving brothers, William Toshio Yasutake and Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. She was interviewed individually on October 9-10, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to …

Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 39 (ddr-densho-1000-137-39)
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Filming Mitsuye and Nellie; emotional reaction to returning to Minidoka camp site

Mitsuye Yamada was interviewed together with her two surviving brothers, William Toshio Yasutake and Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. She was interviewed individually on October 9-10, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their …

Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-137-16)
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Discovering father's letters detailing some of the hardships in his life after World War II

Mitsuye Yamada was interviewed together with her two surviving brothers, William Toshio Yasutake and Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. She was interviewed individually on October 9-10, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned …

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