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Kenji Tomita Interview

Date:November 20, 2021

Location:San Rafael, California



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Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Parents' family backgrounds Segment 1 of 18 [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-1/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Leaving camp to attend the University of Cincinnati Segment 10 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-10/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Being drafted into the army, sent to the Military Intelligence Service Segment 11 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-11/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Serving with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan Segment 12 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-12/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Rejoining parents after military service Segment 13 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-13/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Graduating from college and working for the Department of Public Health Segment 14 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-14/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Meeting future wife and getting married Segment 15 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-15/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Raising a family Segment 16 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-16/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Longtime volunteer work with the Japanese American Services of the East Bay Segment 17 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-17/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Important values to pass on to children Segment 18 of 18 [ Previous segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-18/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Parents' prewar life in Alameda, California Segment 2 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-2/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Memories of childhood games Segment 3 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-3/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Attending elementary school Segment 4 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-4/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Going to one of two Japanese language schools in the community Segment 5 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-5/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Father's prewar job as food wholesaler Segment 6 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-6/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 7 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-7/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Returning to high school after December 7th, being sent to Tanforan Segment 8 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-8/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tanforan
Kenji Tomita Interview
by Narrator: Kenji Tomita, Interviewer: Jo Takeda, Videographer: Brad Shirakawa
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Interview location: San Rafael, California Memories of Topaz Segment 9 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-ajah-1-3-9/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Topaz (Central Utah)