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Min Tonai Interview I

Date: September 2, 2010


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Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Born in San Pedro, California Segment 1 of 33 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father's family background and immigration to the United States Segment 2 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father's early life in the U.S.: living in Bellingham, Washington Segment 3 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father returns to Japan and is conscripted into the Japanese army Segment 4 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Description of the prewar Terminal Island community Segment 5 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California The prewar fishing and cannery industry on Terminal Island Segment 6 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father's early small business attempts Segment 7 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Mother's family background Segment 8 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Description of siblings Segment 9 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Early memories of younger brother being born Segment 10 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Going to Japan with family as a child Segment 11 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Older siblings are left in Japan Segment 12 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Returning to the U.S. and attending school Segment 13 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Learning to speak English Segment 14 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Being placed in an "Opportunity Class" in school Segment 15 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Attending Japanese language school Segment 16 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Learning discipline in school Segment 17 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Family receives a visit from two FBI men Segment 18 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor from a relative Segment 19 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Description of father's successful prewar business Segment 20 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Mother keeps the family business running after father's internment Segment 21 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Having some choice in removal process Segment 22 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Being able to choose which permanent concentration camp to go to Segment 23 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Witnessing the Santa Anita riot Segment 24 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Santa Anita
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California The journey to Amache by train Segment 25 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Discussion of Amache and its surroundings Segment 26 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Attending school in camp Segment 27 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Being called upon to teach a high school class in camp Segment 28 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father's wartime experiences Segment 29 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California While in camp, seeing classified documents calling the government's wartime motives into question Segment 30 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
Min Tonai Interview I
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Having difficulty adjusting to school after leaving camp Segment 31 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Parents try to rebuild their lives after the war Segment 32 of 33 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Reflections Segment 33 of 33 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history