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Higher education

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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Dave Tatsuno Interview Segment 6

Attending University of California Berkeley before World War II

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.
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George Azumano Interview Segment 9

Attending college

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.
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Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 35

Discussion of the system of community colleges in Hawaii

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the …


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Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 41

Discussion of the implementation of the University of Hawaii's statewide master plan

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Non-incarcerated Japanese Americans

Letter from Ida Otani to Michi Weglyn, April 26, 1997

A letter from Ida Otani to Michi Weglyn about the firing of Japanese American railroad workers during World War II. Otani describes the hardships her family went through after her father was fired by Western Pacific Railroad and the family was forced to vacate their home because it was on …
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[Newspaper clipping titled:] My family's wartime experience

Commentary published in "Nichi Bei times" regarding Otani's reflections on her experience during World War II and her father's experience being fired from his job as a railroad worker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2111
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Letter from Sharon Tanihara to Cheryl, JACL National Headquarters, August 20, 1990

Correspondence from Sharon Tanihara to Cheryl at the Japanese American Citizens League National Headquarters regarding Tanihara's argument about her eligibility for redress payments, a request for names and addresses of JACL officers, and a rough draft of a letter to JACL officers about amendments to the Civil Liberties Act of …
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Letter from Daniel K. Inouye, Senator, to Sharon M. Tanihara, September 21, 1990

Correspondence from Senator Daniel Inouye to Sharon Tanihara regarding the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 and Tanihara's eligibility for restitution payments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2165
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Letter from Harry Honda, Senior Editor, Pacific Citizen to Sharon Tanihara, August 17, 1990

Correspondence from Harry Honda to Sharon Tanihara regarding a meeting with Robert Bratt of the Office of Redress Administration. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2164
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