Pre-World War II service

George Koshi Segment 14

Writing to father while in the service

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.
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World War I soldier

The man on the left, Henry Matsumoto Jr., was the only person of Japanese descent in the U.S. Navy during World War I.
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Bill Thompson Segment 12

Hawaiian Japanese Americans rush to volunteer for service after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews ...


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Harvey Watanabe Interview Segment 10

Mobilizing after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
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Exhibitions

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 24 (December 13, 1974)

Selected article titles: "Gov. Ariyoshi Inaugurated" (p. 1), "Racism in Canada Heats Debate" (p. 1), "Gov. Ariyoshi's Inaugural" (p. 2), and "'Executive Order 9066' Exhibit Stirs Reactions in Stockton Paper's Forum" (p. 3).
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2034 (March 16, 1979)

Selected article titles: "United Way Help Sought for Asians in L.A." (p. 1), "Japan America Societies Form Nat'l Assn." (pp. 1, 3), "Only West Coast Public Official to Condemn Evacuation Proposal" (p. 3), and "Rohwer Revisited, Locals Wonder Why" (p. 8).
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 9 (March 6, 1987)

Selected article titles: "L.A. County: Commission Reports Rise in Hate Crime" (pp. 1, 3), "Chin Trial Moved to Ohio" (p. 1), "Focus on Japanese Americans: Opening Date, Ceremonies Set for Smithsonian Exhibit" (pp. 1, 4), and "Changes in JACL Personnel Manual Proposed" (pp. 1-2).
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Military service

Badge worn by wives of servicemen


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Nisei soldiers moving towards battle

Original caption: Orciano Area, Italy. 2nd Lt. Masanao Otake of Lahaina, Maui (Hawaii), who was commissioned in Battle, leads his platoon from the town of Orciano into an attack pressing toward Leghorn. U.S. Fifth Army. 15 July 1944.
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Nisei soldiers

Original caption: Tommy Teraji of Los Angeles, Co. A of the 62nd Inf. Trng. Bn. is being thrown by Akira F. Shibukawa, Seattle, Washington, Co. A of the 62nd Inf. Trng. Bn., who is very well-trained in jujitsu. Camp Robsinson, Arkansas, February 19, 1942.
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