14 results


Learning English upon discovering that family could not return to Peru

Art Shibayama October 26, 2003

At that time, Peru wouldn't take us back. They didn't want to take us back …


Playing a racist game with other children

Roger Shimomura March 18 & 20, 2003

The fact is, when we got out of camp and we went back to Seattle, …


Starting over after the war: denial of all things Japanese

Frank Yamasaki August 18, 1997

One of the notable things was after the war, many Japanese, I think Issei and …


His experiences in Chicago after WWII

Paul Terasaki February 10, 2004

I don’t recall any real discrimination. So, Chicago was pretty good in that sense. And …


Sent a letter to his brother in Canada after the war

Bill Hashizume October 29, 2005

They wouldn't, they wouldn't send mail out of the country, and even if you did, …


Liaison between the Americans and the Japanese

Bill Hashizume October 29, 2005

I already had a job lined up with a construction company at the time of …

Sogi,Francis Y.

Being stationed in Japan during the American occupation

Francis Y. Sogi May 29, 2006

They (the Japanese) have great respect for us (Japanese Americans) because it was easy for …

Sogi,Francis Y.

Rebuilding Japan

Francis Y. Sogi May 29, 2006

I don’t think they [Japanese] blamed the Americans for the occupation, the devastation and the …


Government urged Japanese Canadians to go to Japan

Henry Shimizu July 25 & 26, 2006

There was a lot of discussion, and of course, at the time, there was continual …


Working tirelessly after the war (Japanese)

Henry Suto June 17, 2008

(Japanese) After the war, when I started working for the Allied Occupation forces, my English …

Related tags

migration Yoshitaro Amano discrimination illegal immigrants Japan language peru World War II army business Canada chicago construction culture education enemy alien expatriation family grandfather identity Latin America mail MIS occupations patriotism

This guide will give you the fundamental knowledge you will need to conduct your own oral history interview.

Get updates

Sign up for email updates

Journal feed
Events feed
Comments feed

Support this project

Discover Nikkei

Discover Nikkei is a place to connect with others and share the Nikkei experience. To continue to sustain and grow this project, we need your help!

Ways to help >>

A project of the Japanese American National Museum

Major support by The Nippon Foundation