Ted Shigyo talks about the different generations of Japanese Americans in the United States, being born in the Tule Lake camp, the state of the camp in the present, his education and work as a medical doctor, his family’s history of immigrating and living in the United States before the war. He discusses the incarceration, […]

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Kerry Yo Nakagawa talks about growing up in Fowler, his education, family, his family’s business in Fresno’s Chinatown and how their Danish neighbors looked after their farm and stood up for them against discrimination during World War II. He discusses how his family went to the Fresno Assembly Center, baseball in the Japanese American community, […]

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Diane Honda talks about how her grandparents immigrated from Japan, settling first in Watsonville and then Cressey, her parents’ experiences at the Merced Assembly Center and Granada War Relocation Center, her parents life after the war and growing up in the Japanese American community and her family history after the war up to the present. […]

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Richard Imamura talks about his family history, his father growing up in Korea and Japan before moving to the United States, his mother experiencing incarceration during World War II and he and his family’s experiences with Judo.

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Rumiko Arakawa relates her personal and family history, including her parents immigration from Japan, living in Dinuba before World War II, her family’s incarceration in the Poston War Relocation Center and life in Detroit during and after the war before returning to California.

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Naomi Tagawa relates her life story, her experiences before, during and after World War II and Japanese-American incarceration, discrimination and the redress and reparations movement.

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Gary Tsudama discusses his life before, during and after World War II, including his time incarcerated at the Stockton Assembly Center and the Gila River War Relocation Center.

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Talks about growing up and farming in Suisun, California and education at UC Berkeley and UC Davis, hearing about the Pearl Harbor and getting sent to the Merced Assembly Center and later Granada War Relocation Center.  He discusses working on the center farm, the loyalty questionnaire and thinking about volunteering for the army but ultimately […]

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