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Date: December 10, 2009


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Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Origins of name, description of siblings Segment 1 of 29 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Father's establishment of a rice-growing farm in California Segment 2 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Gridley, California Description of mother Segment 3 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Gridley, California Three oldest siblings sent to live in Japan Segment 4 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Description of father's accident with dynamite while clearing farmland Segment 5 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Gridley, California Discriminated against because of country background Segment 6 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Attending picnics and church functions Segment 7 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Gridley, California Memories of playing with a shotgun as a boy Segment 8 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Feeling a difference in the community after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "basically everything changed" Segment 9 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Father's prewar strategy of leasing farmland Segment 10 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Arranging for a German family to take care of farmland during the war Segment 11 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Having to leave farm a week before harvesting crops Segment 12 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Arriving in Tule Lake and being surprised to see desert land Segment 13 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Watching people take lumber at nighttime to improve their barracks Segment 14 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
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Interview location: Gridley, California Working on construction crew in camp Segment 15 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
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Interview location: Gridley, California Reasons for refusing to sign the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" Segment 16 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
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Interview location: Gridley, California Picked up as part of a large group for refusing to sign the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" Segment 17 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
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Interview location: Gridley, California Feeling pressure to sign the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" by War Relocation Authority officials Segment 18 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
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Interview location: Gridley, California Being jailed for refusing to sign the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" Segment 19 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
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Interview location: Gridley, California Imprisoned at the Tulelake Civilian Conservation Corps camp Segment 20 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tulelake
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Interview location: Gridley, California Realizing the seriousness of situation during a nighttime raid Segment 21 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tulelake
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Interview location: Gridley, California Having an informal hearing, still refusing to sign the so-called "loyalty questions" Segment 22 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tulelake
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Being released back to concentration camp Segment 23 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
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Interview location: Gridley, California Released back to home in Gridley before exclusion zone was lifted Segment 24 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Memories of Tule Lake during martial law Segment 25 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California A personal experience with discrimination upon returning home Segment 26 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Establishing a successful kiwi-growing operation after the war Segment 27 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Segment 28 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Involvement in Gridley community Segment 29 of 29 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview
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Interview location: Gridley, California Attending Tule Lake pilgrimages Segment 30 of 29 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history