Paul Saito talks about his family history starting with his grandparents and their immigrating to the United States, where they were from in Japan, how some of his uncles were educated in Japan as Kibeis, the Pearl Harbor attack and the subsequent evacuation, his experiences in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, the journey from there […]
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 his family’s experiences prior to, during and after World War II, including his parents’ involvement in the JACL, their experience voluntarily relocating to Minnesota during the war, the discrimination they faced and how they rebuilt after the war was over.
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 […]
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 […]