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"Voluntary evacuation"

Frank Konishi Interview Segment 15

Employing Japanese families who had "voluntarily relocated" from the West Coast
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Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 4

Family undertakes "voluntary evacuation" to Visalia, California

This interview took place at the 2000 Tule Lake Pilgrimage in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
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Junkoh Harui Segment 11

An eight-year-old's confusion after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was done outdoors in the Bainbridge Gardens Nursery which resulted in increased background noise and frequent interruptions by the business P.A. system.
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George Koshi Segment 6

The bombing of Pearl Harbor: "What a stupid act on the part of Japan"to Denver

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.
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Zen Shibayama Interview Segment 4

Family's decision to move inland rather than be removed to camp
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Nelson Takeo Akagi Interview Segment 14

Working on a sugar beet farm in Idaho instead of going to camp
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Natsuko Hashitani Interview Segment 7

Moving east to avoid mass removal

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Lily C. Hioki Interview Segment 12

Parents decide to join a caravan to "voluntarily evacuate" after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
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Junkoh Harui Segment 13

Negative memories of Moses Lake, Washington: being under "surveillance," memories of getting beat up every day for a month in grade school

This interview was done outdoors in the Bainbridge Gardens Nursery which resulted in increased background noise and frequent interruptions by the business P.A. system.
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Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 14

Changes in Spokane's Japanese American community with the influx of "voluntary evacuees"

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.
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