Jun Yamamoto oral history interview, part 1 of 2, June 29, 2008

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Dublin Core

Description

Yamamoto discusses his parents and their immigration to the United States; talks about his father's employment; and tells some of his memories from childhood including his experiences during the Great Depression, working on a farm, friendships, and neighborhood growing up. He then provides some thoughts regarding race and identity while growing up; as well as his experiences speaking about Japanese race discrimination at high schools. Next, Yamamoto talks about attending Japanese language school; discusses languages spoken at home; and talks about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Lastly, Yamamoto discusses the aftermath of Pearl Harbor which included experiencing curfews, blackouts, and discrimination; Executive Order 9066; leaving belongings behind; and traveling to [Manzanar] incarceration camp.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:59:02

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2008OH0891_01_Yamamoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/891-Yamamoto-Jun-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 May 26

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Yamamoto, Jun: narrator, Tsukiyama, Ted: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Jun Yamamoto oral history interview, part 1 of 2, June 29, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055994.