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Frank Yamasaki Interview II

Date: November 5, 2001


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Frank Yamasaki Interview II
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Family background: mother's immigration to the United States in 1913; growing up one of five children Segment 1 of 17 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Growing up "poor," finding odd jobs as a child to make pocket money Segment 2 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington First finding out about birthday celebrations in school Segment 3 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Mother's "addiction" to reading Segment 4 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Buddhist upbringing, learning about Christian holidays in school Segment 5 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Helping to run parents' hotel business Segment 6 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington The pain of discrimination: "growing up, discrimination was a part of the environment that we grew up in" Segment 7 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Prewar leisure activities: theater performances, church picnics, sports Segment 8 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Feeling shock upon hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 9 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Introspective experiences while staying in a tuberculosis sanitarium during World War II Segment 10 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Deciding to resist the draft, and reading about trial years later Segment 11 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Minidoka
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Hearing about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; shock and horror comparable to the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City Segment 12 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Release from McNeil Island Penitentiary; returning to Seattle, facing employment discrimination Segment 13 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Discussion of the effects of World War II and the incarceration on Japanese Americans: denial of culture, dissent within the Japanese American community Segment 14 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Developing an activist mentality; observing the McCarthy Era and the Korean War Segment 15 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Career in the early days of television in Seattle Segment 16 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Thoughts on the media coverage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City Segment 17 of 17 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history