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Date: February 4, 2005


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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Father's background as a Buddhist minister in Japan Segment 1 of 42 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Father's family in Japan Segment 2 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Father's arrival in the U.S.: an atypical immigrant Segment 3 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Mother's family background: raised by a Canadian missionary Segment 4 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Parents' meeting and marriage Segment 5 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Growing up in the Uptown neighborhood of Los Angeles Segment 6 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Memories of childhood Segment 7 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Father's involvement in a prewar community economic association Segment 8 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Father's church is the hub of community activity Segment 9 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Father's establishment of a prewar Boy Scout troop Segment 10 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Changes in the Japanese American community after the Immigration Act of 1924 Segment 11 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Growing families in the Japanese American community Segment 12 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Attending college Segment 13 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Applying for medical schools and choosing those that would be amenable to Asian American students Segment 14 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Volunteering for the army reserves, questions about dual citizenship Segment 15 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "It was just terrifying" Segment 16 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Visiting family in Jerome concentration camp and finding out father had been assaulted and hospitalized Segment 17 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Jerome
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Concern over father's attack in camp Segment 18 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Meeting future wife Segment 19 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Attending basic training for medics Segment 20 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Assigned to the 106th Infantry Division Segment 21 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Memories of the journey to Europe Segment 22 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Getting married before military deployment Segment 23 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Memories of the Battle of the Bulge Segment 24 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Being captured by the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge Segment 25 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Marched to Hanover, Germany, as a prisoner of war Segment 26 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Spending the Christmas holidays in a prisoner of war camp Segment 27 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California An unsuccessful rescue attempt at the POW camp in Hammelburg, Germany Segment 28 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Recaptured and marched through Bavaria Segment 29 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Meeting Nisei soldiers at a prisoner of war camp Segment 30 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Liberation from a POW camp Segment 31 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Returning to the U.S. and reuniting with wife Segment 32 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Emotional effects of having been a prisoner of war Segment 33 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Training to be a pediatrician Segment 34 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Parents' postwar work Segment 35 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Being asked to go to Japan to conduct a research study after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Segment 36 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Encountering resistance by British armed forces in Hiroshima Segment 37 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Meeting relatives in Japan Segment 38 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Description of studies conducted in Nagasaki after the atomic bombing Segment 39 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Impact of being Japanese American conducting atomic bomb studies in Japan Segment 40 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Conclusions from atomic bomb research studies Segment 41 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Van Nuys, California Receiving acknowledgment of work Segment 42 of 42 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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