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Ariyoshi,George

Ethnic diversity

George Ariyoshi December 15, 2003

Before the war broke out, we lived in a part of Chinatown. And there, there …

Hirabayashi,James

Christian gatherings in homes

James Hirabayashi January 7, 2004

There was a small group of mukyokai, non-church Christians in the Seattle area. And I …

Hirabayashi,James

Not bringing shame to family

James Hirabayashi January 7, 2004

Of course we were raised in a Japanese American community, so that we were always …

Hirabayashi,James

Role of the Japanese American National Museum

James Hirabayashi January 7, 2004

The [Japanese American National] Museum is not only about the past, but it’s about the …

Kono,Tommy

Sudden change in status

Tommy Kono December 20, 1999

When I was ready to get shipped over, then they had a memo that said …

Yonamine,Wally Kaname

Returning to Maui during baseball off-seasons to remind himself of the hard work required to succeed

Wally Kaname Yonamine December 16, 2003

After the season's over I'd be winning the batting title. I come to Honolulu, I …

Yonamine,Wally Kaname

Brought aggressive American style to Japanese baseball

Wally Kaname Yonamine December 16, 2003

When I went to Japan, the Japanese, they weren't aggressive and I would say, they …

Yonamine,Wally Kaname

The privations of living in post-war Japan, 1952

Wally Kaname Yonamine December 16, 2003

When we first went to Japan, we got married and went to Japan, in two …

Yonamine,Wally Kaname

Working in cane fields as teenager, and how it helped in his athletic training (Japanese)

Wally Kaname Yonamine December 16, 2003

(Japanese) When I was in Maui, well, I was about 12 to 14 years old. …

Bain,Peggie Nishimura

Learning American cooking

Peggie Nishimura Bain September 15-17, 2004

There was a neighbor by the name of McDonalds, Mrs. McDonald was teaching us how …

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