Albert Yamamoto oral history interview, part 1 of 4, June 9, 2010


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Yamamoto talks about his parents immigration. He discusses his siblings. He talks about his father's first marriage. He describes Seattle, Washington. He discusses living in a hotel. He talks about his family's hotel business. He describes his mothers migrant farming work. He discusses the Pike Place Market. He talks about playing in his family's hotel. He describes primary school. Yamamoto discusses the YMCA and Madison Park. He discusses his friendships. He explains his experiences with discrimination. He shares his memories of his childhood. He talks about his local library. He describes the pollution on the Seattle Waterfront. He discusses his home life. He talks about Japanese language school. He describes his Japanese identity. He discusses the Japanese community in Seattle. He explains if he had any indication that his life would change. He talks about his family's move to Japan. He describes a warning he was given about war being on the horizon. He discusses the events that lead up to World War Two. He describes a military base near his home which was used to prepare for the Attack on Pearl Harbor. He talks about his primary school in Japan and adjusting to life in Japan. He discusses his home life n Japan.






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Oral History Item Type Metadata


Date of Birth

1927 Apr 16

Location of Birth

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training





Yamamoto, Albert: narrator et al., “Albert Yamamoto oral history interview, part 1 of 4, June 9, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 24, 2024,