Talks about family history and growing up in the valley, being educated in Japan and Fresno State, attempting to volunteer for the army medical corps after Pearl Harbor. He discusses being incarcerated in the Fresno Assembly Center and the Jerome War Relocation Center in Arkansas, teaching at the University of Michigan and finally being accepted […]
Talks about her life and family history before the war, her family’s incarceration during World War II, the importance of units like the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in changing perceptions of Japanese Americans and her life after the war ended.
George Abe talks about how his parents immigrated to the United States from Japan and settled in Del Rey and bought a farm. He talks about how they grew strawberries and raisins, and where he was when the Pearl Harbor attack happened. He discusses his family’s reaction to the war and experiences in the Rohwer […]
Talks about his parents immigrating to California from Japan, having two sisters in Japan and discusses his family’s incarceration in the Fresno Assembly Center and later the Jerome War Relocation Center. He talks about his father’s death during the war, his father’s participation in Japanese organizations and running a laundry business in Fresno before the […]
Talks about his parents origins in Japan, their immigration to the United States and settling in Delano and Ducor. He talks about his family being interned, first at the Fresno Assembly Center and then later the Jerome War Relocation Center. He discusses how his father was able to keep their farm by leasing it out […]
Born in Fresno in 1922, where he spent most of his life. His father, from Hiroshima, opened the Aki Company General Merchandise Store with his brother. Satoshi is the oldest of three, and has a brother and a sister. He attended Fresno High School, then Fresno State for a year and a half when World […]
Sadawo Yonaki’s father was from Okinawa and immigrated to Mexico to work in coal mines, then moved on to the U.S. in 1905. He went back to Japan and returned with his new wife in 1914. Sadawo is the second of five children, born in Baldwin Park, California in 1917. They lived in Earlimart and […]