16 results


Sings traditional plantation labor song (ho-le ho-le bushi) in Japanese and Hawaiian

Haruo Kasahara June and July, 1991

[The ho-le ho-le bushi is about dragging the cane cuttings through the fields. Mrs. Kasahara …

Yonamine,Wally Kaname

Training for football by carrying 100-lb bags of grass over mountains

Wally Kaname Yonamine December 16, 2003

When I was a ninth grade, I went to Lahainaluna. Where I was staying, I …

Yonamine,Wally Kaname

Working in cane fields as teenager to supplement family income

Wally Kaname Yonamine December 16, 2003

Well, when I was 12, 14 years old, all the kids used to work in …


Sugar-beets farm in Alberta

Mitsuo Ito March 23, 2005

So I went to Alberta in 1941, and it was a sugar-beets farm in Alberta, …


Learning to do farm labor at a sugar beet farm

Alice Sumida December 6, 2005

After about 2 weeks there (Assembly Center), a man from the sugar beet field came. …


An emotional response from mother upon talking about incarceration experience

Dale Minami February 8, 2003

And about that time I started asking my mother and my father. They talked a …


Repaying Brazil by educating the technicians (Japanese)

Shunji Nishimura

(Japanese) The reason why our company (JACTO Group) got big, why we were able to …


Delivering know-how to the next generation (Japanese)

Shunji Nishimura

(Japanese) You know, well, the reason why I started the school isn’t about profit; not …


Nikkei contributions to Paraguayan agriculture (Spanish)

Emi Kasamatsu October 7, 2005

(Spanish) The immigration treaty was for agricultural workers. For people to become farmers. So then …


Experiences in the farmlands (Japanese)

Ryoichi Kodama

(Japanese) I went to a farmland called Fasenda Dumont. There, the coffee wasn't growing much. …

Popular Tags

World War II identity discrimination community family migration incarceration internment camps racism education Japan music peru taiko redress hawaii culture language nikkei politics immigration military FindingHome hapa United States army Brazil 442nd business issei law civil rights food argentina multi racial nikkei in japan japanese peruvian arts Canada Asian American movement Japanese veteran manzanar post-war hiroshima japanese american medicine baseball california camp doctors FBI GIDRA Los Angeles Pearl Harbor Shin-Issei 100th CWRIC dance okinawan farming art citizenship draft resisters Larry Shinoda marriage government kibei nisei

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