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.
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 […]
Talks about being born in San Francisco, growing up in Cressey working on his family’s farm with his sisters. He discusses the evacuation and being sent to the Granada War Relocation Center before attending the University of Wyoming briefly before returning to farming as a sharecropper in Colorado. He talks about attending Japanese school and […]
Talks about his father immigrating to the U.S. in 1902, experiencing the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, returning to Japan to marry his wife and moving to Oakland. He discusses his siblings, his family’s move to Livingston in 1919 and difficulties buying land to farm under the Alien Land Law. He discusses growing up and playing […]