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Joe Yasutake Interview

Date: October 9, 2002


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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Memories of Crystal City internment camp, Texas: "I feel like I'm goin' to a prison." Segment 1 of 21 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Crystal City
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Life in Crystal City internment camp, Texas: living quarters, shared facilities Segment 2 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Crystal City
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Activities in Crystal City internment camp: judo, sumo and baseball Segment 3 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Crystal City
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Moving to Cincinnati, Ohio after World War II, witnessing parents unhappily employed as domestic help, attending school and participating in sports Segment 4 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Parents' experiences as domestic help; "I was ashamed of the fact that my parents were servants." Segment 5 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Father's status as "enemy alien," adhering to "parole" restrictions Segment 6 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Memories of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the end of World War II Segment 7 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Experiences as one of the only Asian Americans in Terrace Park, Ohio, isolated incidents of racism Segment 8 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Moving to Chicago, Illinois, attending high school and joining the swim team Segment 9 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington High school experiences: very little ethnic identity, planning for college Segment 10 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Encountering discrimination when trying to join a fraternity at Lawrence College Segment 11 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Finishing college at the University of Illinois, acceptance into ROTC influenced by older brother's service with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II Segment 12 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Joining the military, getting married, and being sent to Europe Segment 13 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Realization of responsibilities as a military officer, maturing as a person Segment 14 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Life after finishing military service: having three sons, working for the air force Segment 15 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Being one of the few Asian American families in Denver, Colorado, not much awareness of Japanese ethnic identity Segment 16 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington First wife's passing; moving to San Jose, California, getting remarried Segment 17 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Involvement in the Japanese American community; recognizing the relevance of history Segment 18 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Importance of the vocal stance of Japanese American communities, feeling concerned about people's hesitation to speak out Segment 19 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Experiences speaking in classrooms about parallels between the Japanese American experience and September 11, 2001 Segment 20 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Feeling upset by the U.S. government's actions following September 11, 2001 Segment 21 of 21 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history