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    Roger Shimomura Oral History Interview

    Roger Shimomura talked about his life. As a child growing up during World War II, he was detained along with his family and other Japanese Americans at the Minidoka internment camp in…

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    Norman Mineta Oral History Interview

    Former Secretary Norman Mineta was interviewed about congressional efforts to seek redress for Japanese Americans, such as his family who were forced from their homes by the federal…

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    Japanese American Legacy Project

    Tom Ikeda, director of Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project, talked about the project and its collection of oral histories about the Japanese immigrant experience. The project’s…

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    Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Inouye reflected on his World War II military service with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all-volunteer unit made up entirely of second-generation Japanese…

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    Ehren Watada Oral History Interview

    Ehren Watada talked about his life and military career. In June 2006, Lieutenant Ehren Watada became the first commissioned officer to refuse to deploy to Iraq. Lieutenant Watada believed…

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    Cherry Kinoshita Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Cherry Kinoshita talked about her life and her efforts to obtain redress for the internment of Japanese Americans. She spent the war years at Puyallup Assembly Center in Washington and then…

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    Cherry Kinoshita Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Cherry Kinoshita talked about her life and her efforts to obtain redress for the internment of Japanese Americans. She spent the war years at Puyallup Assembly Center in Washington and then…

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    William Marutani Oral History Interview

    William Marutani, a retired Philadelphia judge, was the only Japanese American named to serve on the federal Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. In 1983, the commission determined…

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    Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Oral History Interview

    Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, who was forcibly relocated during World War II, talked about her post-war involvement as an activist with Asian Americans for Action. She also worked for redress for…

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    Frank Yamasaki Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Frank Yamasaki talked about his life and being detained at the Minidoka incarceration camp during World War II. He was in high school when Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese. The family business…

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    George Sakato Oral History Interview Clip

    A portion was shown of an interview with George T. “Joe” Sakato, who served with the Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat team during World War II.

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    Frank Yamasaki Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Frank Yamasaki talked about his life. He was in high school when Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese. The family business was lost when his family was interned at the Minidoka incarceration camp…

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    Grace Sugita Hawley Oral History Inteview, Part 2

    Grace Sugita Hawley talked about being detained during World War II. She was 10 years old and living in Honolulu, Hawaii, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. She and her family were forcibly…

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    Grace Sugita Hawley Oral History Inteview, Part 1

    Grace Sugita Hawley talked about being detained during World War II. She was 10 years old and living in Honolulu, Hawaii, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. She and her family were forcibly…

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    Susumu Ito Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Susumu Ito served during World War II as a second lieutenant in the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the famed all Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team even as his family was…

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    Susumu Ito Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Susumu Ito served during World War II as a second lieutenant in the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the famed all Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He recalled his…

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    George Sakato Oral History Interview, Part 2

    George T. “Joe” Sakato served with the famed Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat team during World War II. His gallantry on a French battlefield earned him the Distinguished Service Cross, which…

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    George Sakato Oral History Interview, Part 1

    George T. “Joe” Sakato served with the famed Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat team during World War II. His gallantry on a French battlefield earned him the Distinguished Service…

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    Helen Manning Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Helen Manning talked about her life and teaching high school at the Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho during World War II. She recalled her experiences as a Caucasian teaching…

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    Helen Manning Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Helen Manning talked about her life and teaching high school at the Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho during World War II. She recalled her experiences as a Caucasian teaching…

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