Talks about his early life helping his father in the cotton industry and traveling the country with him, going to college in North Carolina and meeting his wife. He talks about serving in the army in the Counter Intelligence Corps, moving to Memphis and getting started in the cotton business before relocating to Fresno, seeing […]
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 his family immigrating from Mexico, starting his frozen foods business with his father and how the timing worked out well for convenience foods. He talks about the changes that have taken place in Fresno and the valley over the years and the importance of giving back to the community.
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.