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Kazuo Yamaguchi oral history interview, part 1 of 6, May 4, 2003
Kazuo Yamaguchi was born and raised in New York. His father came to America from Japan to start a living. Kazuo mentions that his father was always homesick, and his fondest memory with him was singing Japanese folk songs. The reason how he and his family gained acceptance within the American community was because of his grandfather -- he was an exceptional cook (of both American and Japanese food) and he had a successful greenhouse business. Kazuo's family name came from a very prominent familial lineage in Japan. He also describes the ethnic make up of his neighborhood, and his childhood friends.
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Yamaguchi, Kazuo: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kazuo Yamaguchi oral history interview, part 1 of 6, May 4, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 9, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049503.