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Date: May 24, 2010


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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Family background: born in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo Segment 1 of 42 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Memories of Little Tokyo during the Great Depression Segment 2 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Childhood memories of neighborhood Segment 3 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Ethnic and class demographics of peers Segment 4 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father's economic losses during mass removal Segment 5 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California The day of mass removal Segment 6 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Adapting to life in camp as a "city kid" Segment 7 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Manzanar
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Remembering an unusual school assembly in camp Segment 8 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Manzanar
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Getting in fights with Japanese Americans from Terminal Island Segment 9 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Manzanar
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Kicked out of block in camp Segment 10 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Manzanar
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Hearing about the Manzanar "riot" Segment 11 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Manzanar
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Quarantined for chicken pox in camp Segment 12 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Manzanar
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Leaving camp Segment 13 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Manzanar
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Living in a trailer park after leaving camp Segment 14 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Recreational activities as a young person Segment 15 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Moving back to Los Angeles and attending school Segment 16 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Beginnings of involvement in gang culture Segment 17 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Formation of the Black Juans gang Segment 18 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Description of ally gangs Segment 19 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Gang rivalry: east side vs. west side Segment 20 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Obtaining guns Segment 21 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Becoming a gang leader Segment 22 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Joining the army as a way to escape gang culture Segment 23 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Description of Nisei female clubs Segment 24 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Stopping a fight which could have turned deadly Segment 25 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Being drafted and stationed in Arizona Segment 26 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California "Beating the system": effecting a transfer to Fort MacArthur, California Segment 27 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Interactions with WACs in the military Segment 28 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Working in the aerospace industry Segment 29 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Influence of the Civil Rights Movement Segment 30 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Helping to establish the Pioneer Center, providing social services for Issei Segment 31 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Starting a New Year's mochitsuki event for the community Segment 32 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Attending the 1969 Manzanar pilgrimage Segment 33 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Making a controversial speech at a Japanese American Citizens League meeting Segment 34 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Meeting future wife and getting married Segment 35 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Getting involved in community organizations Segment 36 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Protesting Los Angeles' Little Tokyo redevelopment Segment 37 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California The formation of the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (NCRR) Segment 38 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Making a presentation at the house hearing during the redress effort Segment 39 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Strategies for obtaining redress Segment 40 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Reflections on redress Segment 41 of 42 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history