Tom Yamada oral history interview, part 1 of 5, October 3, 2004

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Description

Yamada discusses being born on August 21, 1940 in Hawaii. His parents
immigrated in 1910 from Japan for the opportunity to be a contract labor. In Japan, their families are farmers. Yamada admires his Father because he bought rental property, invested in stocks, worked at store and post office. Yamada's Father is a hard worker and in his spare time he likes to entertain and travel. Yamada's Mother is hardworking on plantation and industrious. Among the children, Yamada oldest, followed by his sister and brother.

The Yamada family lives on plantation in a two bedroom house. He recalls school and taking a train to high school. After high school, he goes to school in Kyoto for two and 1/2 years. Learning the Japanese language helps him with second job as tour guide. Yamada grows up in Japanese Hawaiian community. 1920's merchants in Hawaii about 80% Japanese owned. Yamada discusses the important friendships in his life.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:29:14

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0492_01_Yamada

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/492-Yamada-Tom-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1914 Aug 21

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Yamada, Tom: narrator et al., “Tom Yamada oral history interview, part 1 of 5, October 3, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050798.