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Date: November 14, 2002


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Tosh Yasutake Interview
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Born in Seattle, Washington, one of four siblings Segment 1 of 42 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Attending the University of Washington until the bombing of Pearl Harbor: dealing with the uncertainty Segment 2 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Memories of FBI raid on family home on December 7, 1941 Segment 3 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington First impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center: "it was like going to an army camp" Segment 4 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Puyallup (Camp Harmony)
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Volunteering to move early to Minidoka to help prepare the camp for the other Japanese Americans Segment 5 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Puyallup (Camp Harmony)
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Leaving camp temporarily to help local farmers with beet topping work Segment 6 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Minidoka
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Gaining valuable experience working as a male attendant in the camp hospital Segment 7 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Minidoka
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Deciding to volunteer for the army in hopes that father would be released; feeling conflicted upon being placed in a segregated unit Segment 8 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Minidoka
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Arranging a trip out of camp to visit father in Lordsburg, New Mexico before induction into the army Segment 9 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Lordsburg
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Volunteering on the last possible day, early memories of basic training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi Segment 10 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington First encounter with Nisei from Hawaii: overcoming the language difficulties Segment 11 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Training as a medic Segment 12 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Description of company structure, medic's role and the aid stations Segment 13 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Minimal weapons training, never having to use firearms in battle Segment 14 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Close relationships with other medics Segment 15 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Feeling uncomfortable when witnessing segregation in the South Segment 16 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Landing in Europe; setting up headquarters station and aid stations as moved from place to place Segment 17 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Interactions with members of the 100th Battalion, who were much more battle experienced Segment 18 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Working as a medic at the battalion aid station: "very chaotic" Segment 19 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Treating injuries from the front lines, replacing a medic who became "shell-shocked" Segment 20 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Dangerous job of medics, decision to remove all outward indications of medic status Segment 21 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Segment 22 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Getting hit by shrapnel in France: "a million dollar wound" Segment 23 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Receiving the Bronze Star Segment 24 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Memories of a key battle, the breaking of the Gothic Line Segment 25 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Thoughts on the camaraderie between fellow soldiers, keeping in contact many years after the war Segment 26 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington In retrospect, feeling more positive about the fact that the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was a segregated unit Segment 27 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Thoughts on postwar prejudice; being discharged in 1945 Segment 28 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Staying in New York City after the war, meeting future wife, and passing civil service exam Segment 29 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Returning to Seattle and attending the University of Washington Segment 30 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Pursuing a cross country relationship, a unique wedding experience Segment 31 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Working in a customer service job, then finding work with the Fish and Wildlife Service Segment 32 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Raising a family, experiencing discrimination when trying to buy a home in Bothell, Washington Segment 33 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Very little discussion with children about discrimination, incarceration experience Segment 34 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Notable work in the field of fish pathology Segment 35 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Comical experiences involving the Japanese language later in life Segment 36 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Earning a Ph.D from the University of Tokyo Segment 37 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Experiences living in Japan; observing the differences between Japanese and Japanese American Segment 38 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Discovering that family home in Seattle had been donated to a museum in Japan, and physically relocated there Segment 39 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Visiting the relocated family home in Japan with mother and brothers, recalling old times Segment 40 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Reflections on the passage of the redress legislation: "I was so surprised" Segment 41 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Thoughts on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks Segment 42 of 42 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history