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Frank S. Kawana Interview

Date: September 19, 2011


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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Family background Segment 1 of 27 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father's establishment of a kamaboko factory Segment 2 of 27 [ 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 siblings Segment 3 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Moving to Los Angeles as a child Segment 4 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Living in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo at the outbreak of the war Segment 5 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Preparing for mass removal Segment 6 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California A child's memories of the Santa Anita assembly center Segment 7 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Santa Anita
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Memories of the train ride to Arkansas Segment 8 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Rohwer
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Getting into mischief in camp Segment 9 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Rohwer
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Attending school in camp Segment 10 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Rohwer
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Caring for elderly mother Segment 11 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Living in a trailer camp after leaving camp Segment 12 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father reestablishes kamaboko business after the war Segment 13 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Working to deliver newspapers in high school Segment 14 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Returning to Little Tokyo and resuming school Segment 15 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Attending high school Segment 16 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Brother's service in the Japanese army Segment 17 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Being drafted into the army Segment 18 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Being assigned to serve in Japan as a translator Segment 19 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Learning the Korean language in the service Segment 20 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Returning to Los Angeles and taking over father's business Segment 21 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Establishing a large-scale surimi manufacturing business Segment 22 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Introducing imitation crab from Japan into the American market Segment 23 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Selling main surimi business Segment 24 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Description of business philosophy Segment 25 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Getting married Segment 26 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Reflections: description of family Segment 27 of 27 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history