Janet Nakakihara and Janice Trubitt oral history interview, part 2 of 4, April 26, 2007

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Janet Nakakihara and Janice Trubitt say their grandmother is big on celebrating New Year and birthdays. Janet recalls her mother mentioning her mother adopted all of the American holidays and celebrations. Even though they did not have much money, they still celebrated special occasions.

A special event in the family is when their grandmother becomes a naturalized American citizen in the late 1950s. Janet believes their grandmother wanted to be a citizen because of Sadao.

Janice explains why her family lives in Hawaii. After Manzanar, Janice's mother finds a job in Madison, WI, as a surgical nurse. In Madison, she meets Janice's father, Albert Yokoyama, who is in the 100th Battalion. When Janice's parents get married, they move to Hawaii.

Janice recalls her mother having happy stories about Sadao except for the one about the community swimming pool. Janice explains her feelings on oral history.

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2007OH0760_02_Nakakihara
2007OH0761_02_Trubitt

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Entrance into Service

Citation

Nakakihara, Janet: narrator et al., “Janet Nakakihara and Janice Trubitt oral history interview, part 2 of 4, April 26, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052810.