Wright Nagasaka oral history interview, part 2 of 6, February 11, 2005

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Description

Nagasaka discusses attending Japanese language school as a child and coming from a Buddhist family. He also talks about his recreational activities in school, such as handball, in which he was always the best. Next, he talks about the after effects of the Pearl Harbor bombings, including Executive Order 9066, and being evacuated to temporary detention centers. His family would end up at Portland assembly center before heading to Minidoka concentration camp where the living conditions were poor. He talks about the level of impact it had on his family to leave their hog farm in comparison to the Japanese Americans that were in the farming business. He also talks briefly about his career as a tuna fisherman after the war.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:15

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0528_02_Nagasaka

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/528-Nagasaka-Wright-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 Oct 17

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Nagasaka, Wright: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Wright Nagasaka oral history interview, part 2 of 6, February 11, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed October 2, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051105.