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Photographs of Mary Yamamoto Shimizu and George Shimizu holding newborn son, Ricky, on a park bench.
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From left to right. Ted Tsukiyama and father, Seinosuke Tsukiyama in formal dress; Ted Tsukiyama in military uniform in front of opened car door and garage; Ted Tsukiyama sitting and reading in striped shirt; Ted Tsukiyama wearing same striped shirt…
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Two children with woman, possibly Ted Tsukiyama, a sibling and his mother, Yoshiko Tsukiyama

Kazuo Komoto begins the interview with detailing his father's reasons for leaving Japan and then returning to Japan to find a bride before starting a family in the United States. Next, he discusses his mother's wishes for her children to get a…

Mitsuo Tominaga begins the interview by recounting his childhood experiences with family and school mates. Next he discusses his American identity growing up in a community that was mostly Caucasian. Lastly he talks about volunteering for the Army…

Ted Wakai recounts his family's arrival in Hawaii. He discusses his childhood memories of his father, mother, and siblings. Lastly, there are stories about his school experiences up to boarding school (high school).

Yaguchi discusses his youth growing up in rural Washington. He talks about his family: father, siblings, stepmother. He discusses memories regarding: raising hogs, high school sports participation, holiday seasons, and Pearl Harbor attack.
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Top row, left: "Christmas Morning, 1949" children and parents, children playing with toys including a train set. Top row, right:" 1949 Halloween," children and man on porch with a carved pumpkin.

Bottom row, left: "Gary's first birthday, 1949, …
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Top: Dean's 4th birthday, Dean blowing out the candles on his birthday cake. Whole family, including [Mary & Gilbert Tanji] and grandparents, at dinner table; Bottom: Dean cutting the first slice of cake. Grandparents watching.

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Photographs show the Tanji family in front of a house and in a field.

Top row, left : 1947. Family portrait. Gilbert and Mary Tanji standing behind parents sitting in chairs. Parents are holding Tanji grandchildren; Top row, middle: Gilbert and…
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Images taken in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Top row, left: 1945. Jim, Mary Jean [Sakarai] and Lydia on grass; Top row, middle (missing) image with "video" written in it's place: Lydia, Oscar and Mary Jean [Sakarai]; Top row, right: Mary Jean Sakarai…

Fujimoto gives a brief overview of his life and discusses his family. He details about his life growing up in California. Fujimoto also discusses about his parents experiences with forced removal.

Miyagi discusses his youth in Hawaii and early adult experiences before his military service. He talks about being orphaned in early adolescence; working at a young age; and being rejected by the military when he volunteered. He also describes how…

Kunihiro discusses his early years growing up in southern California: Imperial Valley and Sierra Madre. He also talks about his father's immigration to the U.S. and how he became established in farming. Kunihiro shares anecdotes regarding: childhood…

Oda discusses growing up in Portland, Oregon circa 1920-1940. He shares memories from youth and adolescence. Oda also talks about how his parents settled in Portland and his father's business dealings.

Moto discusses about his neighborhood and the values he was taught. He details about his childhood, schooling, and growing up. Moto also discusses about his father and college.

T. Ono discusses growing up in Hawaii. He talks about his family, childhood, and describes his neighborhood. He also talks about his school experiences from elementary school into high school.

Mr. Jack Hirose describes the interaction between himself and his parents, and the lessons and values he learned from them. He recalls memories from going to school, working with Glenn Ford, his family's visit to Japan as a child, as well as his…

G. Koshi discusses his training and teaching experiences in the U.S. MISLS. He talks about the work he did for MISLS and how he eventually got transferred to work in the Pentagon. He also discusses his parents' immigration to, and early experiences…

Tokuda talks about his childhood in California's Imperial Valley. He describes his childhood home life balancing work and school. He also shares anecdotes regarding: his parents lives before his birth; race relations in his farming community; and…

Hamada discusses what it was like growing up on a sugar plantation. He also details about the relationship he had with his parents and siblings. Hamada discusses about childhood activities.

J. Owada talks his early childhood living in the Pacific Northwest during the Great Depression. He provides some background on his parents, and talks about living on Puget Sound. He also talks about his parents separated when he was a toddler, and…

Onodera talks about his youth and early adulthood growing up in Seattle. His mother was a Japanese language school teacher (father a plumber) and he had an uncle in the Japanese navy. He also discusses how his family got separated during the Japanese…

H. Shibata talks about his parents, how they arrived in the U.S. and their families in Japan. He further discusses his early years growing up in California's Coachella Valley circa 1930s-1940s. He also talks about a childhood visit to Japan to spend…

S. Takahashi discusses growing up poor in a village on Maui. He talks about his parents, and how they got married. He also explains how his mother had a son in the Japanese military in addition to his service in the U.S. military during World War 2.

A. Takahashi discusses his youth growing up in the Central Valley of California. He talks about his parents' backgrounds, their immigration and characters. He also discusses his interest in aviation and how he enlisted in the military.

Roy Yokote talks about his childhood growing up in rural California and how Japanese culture played a part in it. He also goes into his family history-- in particular, the backgrounds of his mother and father before moving to the United States and…

Yoshiaki Fujitani grew up in Maui, Hawaii on a plantation camp in a parsonage. His father was a missionary, so he and his seven siblings grew up in a Buddhist temple. His family took in three orphans and they became a part of their family. He…

In this segment, Benjamin Hazard introduces himself and describes his family background and childhood. He focuses on his ancestry a great deal, and he discusses why he was so interested in exploring his ancestry. Hazard also talks about the moral…

Nakada recounts his family?s background, experiences growing up on a farm, the personal character of his mother and father and being punished as a child. He continues with the familial make up including his siblings, and early farm life. Nakada…

In this video clip, Tets Asato describes his Issei parents, growing up on a farm in El Monte, California, and growing up in a Japanese household. He talks about his childhood - friends, school, playing sports, etc. - and about his mother's passing.

Fujimori discusses growing up in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. He describes his father and his involvement in the Japanese American community.

In this segment, Rose Uriyu talks about her favorite writer, Ernie Pyle, and his notable journalistic work during World War II, which he is known for. She talks more about her parents and describes the type of people they were. She also talks about…

In this segment, Frank Kimura introduces himself and his hometown of Fresno. He also talks about his family and how his parents' had a difficult journey to the United States. As Kimura talks about his family and growing up on a farm, we learn he is…

In this video clip, Sho Nomura describes his childhood growing up in Sierra Madre. He talks about his Issei parents and about attending Japanese language school. He talks about his sister, who had been sent to Japan to live with their grandparents,…

During this portion of the interview, Paul Matsumoto discusses the end of the war, as well as the emotional and psychological implications of his internment experience. Next, Paul goes on to recount his visit to Japan; moreover, he goes on to talk…

During this portion of the interview, Paul Matsumoto gives his personal introduction, along with details regarding his familial makeup. In addition, we hear about Paul's early childhood, adolescence, and early education. Next, Paul gives additional…

Robert Iso recalls his time growing up in San Jose, California and talks about attending Buddhist Temple and seeing picture shows near Japan Town. He talks about his mother's jovial personality, playing basketball and playing trumpet in the high…

During this portion of the interview, James Mitsumori recalls his time working as a military citations clerk, as well as the qualifications for earning a Congressional Medal of Honor. Next, recalls meeting his wife and he explains why he felt she…

During this portion of the interview, James Mitsumori talks about finishing his education, enlisting in the Army, and joining the 442nd. In addition, James recounts becoming a military citations clerk, as well as other military experience. Next, he…

During this part of the interview, James Mitsumori discusses the discrimination that Japanese Americans faced after the war. In addition, he goes on to recount his parent's evacuation experience, as well as his wife's experiences during the war.…

During this portion of the interview, James Mitsumori gives a brief introduction of himself and his familial background. In addition, James recounts growing up in Pasadena, California and he recollects the segregation system that was in place at the…

Don Seki was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. During his childhood, he loved spending time outdoors, especially going fishing with his friends. He and his family lived in a sugar cane plantation camp, but, before the war,his parents moved back to…

During this part of the interview Edward Ichiyama discusses his family's emigration to the United States, as well as his familial makeup. He also recalls specific events during his adolescence, such as spending time in his father's barbershop,…

Tsubota discusses his family background broadly in great detail, including his parents and all of his siblings. He later speaks about his education and the lessons that he took away from Japanese language school.

Nishimura discusses his childhood including his family, favorite childhood activities (including his excellence in Judo), experiences and lessons he learned while in Japanese language school, and his choice to become a teacher.

Peter Nakahara recalls his time training for the Military Intelligence Unit at Camp Savage, Minnesota. He also goes into details about the circumstances and whereabouts of his family while he was in training. Finally, he discusses more of his…

Peter Nakahara talks about his childhood growing up in San Pedro, California, to two Issei parents. He discusses the Japanese values imparted to him through school and family, his relationship to his parents, and his life before Pearl Harbor. This…
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