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Harvey Watanabe Interview

Date: November 4, 1996


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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Growing up in a farming community Segment 1 of 33 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Parents' background Segment 2 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Attending elementary school, learning English Segment 3 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Relations between Japanese and Italian immigrants: tasting spaghetti for the first time Segment 4 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Activities growing up: sports, learning how to drive Segment 5 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Awareness of prewar employment discrimination Segment 6 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Issei values: be positive and work hard Segment 7 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Parent's reaction to son's draft notice: "It's a matter of duty" Segment 8 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor while on leave from Fort Lewis Segment 9 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Mobilizing after the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 10 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Meeting future wife days after the bombing of Peal Harbor Segment 11 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Removal and evacuation of Japanese American servicemen Segment 12 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Worrying about family in Poston concentration camp, Arizona Segment 13 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Loss of newly purchased family property Segment 14 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington A GI's reaction to incarceration of family and community Segment 15 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Getting married; wife is released from camp Segment 16 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Impact of the incarceration on the Seattle Japanese American community Segment 17 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Serving in the Military Intelligence Service in MacArthur's headquarters Segment 18 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Reviewing top secret documents for the U.S. while being tailed by the U.S. Counterintelligence Corps at the same time Segment 19 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Being mistaken for an escaping Japanese soldier Segment 20 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Negotiating with Japanese officers over details of the occupation Segment 21 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Letters to wife are censored by the government Segment 22 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Serving in Japan during the postwar occupation, managing a hotel in Tokyo Segment 23 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Memories of service in Japan Segment 24 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Visiting relatives in occupied Japan Segment 25 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Returning to the United States and reuniting with wife Segment 26 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Working for the Boeing Company; serving in the Korean War Segment 27 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Teaching grandchildren about the incarceration experience Segment 28 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Personal reactions to redress: no bitterness Segment 29 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Reflecting on the lessons of the incarceration Segment 30 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Looking back on life: importance of striving ahead Segment 31 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Raising a family Segment 32 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Finally deciding to talk about wartime experiences Segment 33 of 33 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history