Sherman Kishi is the fourth of five children. His father failed to get into Officer Candidate School in Japan, and so decided to come to the United States, bringing his wife with him from an arranged marriage. He talks about church and watching movies during the Great Depression, of playing sports, and community rivalries. While […]
Sam Maeda is the oldest of three children. His family moved to Livingston, California when he was three months old. Growing up he was in the Boy Scouts and attended Livingston’s Methodist Church. In 1938 he married Yuri Fuji, who was from Berkeley. When war broke out they were sent to the Merced Assembly Center, […]
Talks about his family life and growing up in Livingston, California, farming, where his father and mother came from in Japan and their immigration to the United States. He discusses attending elementary and high school, briefly attending Japanese school and playing baseball and tennis in high school. He discusses the evacuation, finding someone to manage […]
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.