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 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 from Japan and eventually settling in Fresno County, his siblings, attending Parlier Grammar School and Parlier High School and doing farm labor. He discusses how Japanese cultural values were instilled in him as a child, and his decision not to attend college. He talks about Pearl Harbor and the aftermath […]