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Los Angeles

An Oral History with Mitsuhiko H. Shimizu - Segment 1

Issei community leader and businessman in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo recounts his arrest by Federal Bureau of Investigation after Pearl Harbor, his experiences in internment camps in North Dakota and Louisiana, and the Manzanar incarceration camp, California. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral …
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An Oral History with Katsuma Mukaeda - Segment 1

Chairman of Japanese American Cultural Center and former president of Japanese Chamber of Commerce recounts conditions of prewar Los Angeles's Little Tokyo, its wartime conversion into a black community, postwar reestablishment as a Japanese-American cultural and commercial center. Includes comments on discriminatory legislation, prewar Japan-American relations. World War II removal …
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An Oral History with Reverend Seytsu Takahashi - Segment 1

Issei Buddhist bishop and superintendent of Kayasan Temple in Little Tokyo since 1931 recounts his wartime experiences and internment at Fort Missoula, Montana; Livingstone, Louisiana; and Crystal City, Texas. Transcribed in both Japanese and English. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, …
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An oral history with Katsumi Kunitsugu - Segment 1

An oral interview with Katsumi Kunitsugu, longtime volunteer and leader in Little Tokyo. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Audio is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0163. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 3378_F01
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Interior, Chop Suey House restaurant

Pictured is Yukio Kuroishi, son of proprietors Iwao and Nao Kuroishi. They were in Japan at the start of World War II, and they sent Yukio a telegram transferring ownership of the restaurant.
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Alan Nishio Segment 2

Distant relationship with father while helping with gardening route
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Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Segment 12

Parents' work after the war: mother sewed piecework, father started a gardening business
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Cookie Takeshita Segment 1

Father's family background, getting into the gardening business
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Kenneth Narahara Interview Segment 10

Father's postwar gardening and landscaping business
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 26 (June 27, 1969)

Select article titles: "44 more congressmen join Mastsunaga-Holifield bill" (p. 1); "Seattle Oriental communities form 'ACE': Asian Coalition for Equality" (p. 1); "Oriental garden designed by Issei dedicated, accepted by Austin, Tex." (p. 1); "Census to count Spanish-speaking" (p. 1); "Campus Unrest Affecting U.S.-Japan exchange" (p. 8).
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