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Kenji Maruko Interview Segment 11

Mother's emphasis on speaking Japanese

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An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1

Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during …
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Victor Ikeda Interview Segment 25

Nisei nicknames
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Frank Yamasaki Interview I Segment 2

Choosing an "American" name: from "Hideo" to "Frank"
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Kay Matsuoka Segment 16

Various factors lead to marriage: Japanese matchmaking customs, old-fashioned romance, the war and impending incarceration
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Kay Matsuoka Segment 27

Description of Japanese customs of "kosai" (reciprocity), "baishakunin" and "nakodo" (matchmaker)
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Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 23

"Go out and meet people and talk to them," the importance of social graciousness
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Fumiko M. Noji Segment 13

Having an arranged marriage
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Fumiko M. Noji Segment 15

Losing citizenship as a result of marrying an Issei
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Kunio Otani Segment 3

Learning English in school after growing up speaking Japanese
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