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Akira Otani Interview

Date: March 3, 2011


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Akira Otani Interview
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Father's family background Segment 1 of 26 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Father's arrival in Hawaii: attending school and learning English Segment 2 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Father's early work peddling fish Segment 3 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Description of siblings Segment 4 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Attending elementary school and Japanese language school Segment 5 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Description of father's prewar fish business Segment 6 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Father's establishment of a fish auction business Segment 7 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Working during summer breaks Segment 8 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Attending the University of Hawaii Segment 9 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Witnessing the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 10 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Father's arrest by the FBI Segment 11 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Volunteering for the Hawaiian Territorial Guard Segment 12 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Reaction to being removed from the Hawaiian Territorial Guard because of Japanese American background Segment 13 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Deciding to volunteer for the army Segment 14 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Enlisting in the army: memories of send-off Segment 15 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii First experiences with the South and segregation Segment 16 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Staying behind to train future recruits Segment 17 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Being transferred around in the military: "it doesn't make much sense" Segment 18 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Helping to transport father from concentration camp to Seattle Segment 19 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii A surprise visit to family on stopover in Hawaii Segment 20 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Serving in Japan Segment 21 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Visiting family in Japan Segment 22 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Meeting father's friends in Japan Segment 23 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Returning to Hawaii: seeing changes in the fishing industry Segment 24 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii Building the fish auction business Segment 25 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Honolulu, Hawaii The challenges of building a successful fish auction business Segment 26 of 26 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history