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.
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 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 […]
Fred Hirasuna talks about how his father and mother immigrated to the United States, moved around a lot before settling in Lodi. He talks about how his father owned a bike shop as well as farmed in Lodi before moving to Fowler in 1922 and buying an automotive repair shop. He talks about graduating from […]