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Ariyoshi,George

Teacher who helped with lisp

George Ariyoshi December 15, 2003

In the 8th grade, I had a very bad lisping. And I realized…I began to …

Hirabayashi,James

Little interaction with parents

James Hirabayashi January 7, 2004

When you ask me about my connections with my parents, at first, you know, when …

Hirabayashi,James

Politics in ethnic studies

James Hirabayashi January 7, 2004

At first I was the Chair of Asian American Studies and then I became the …

Hirabayashi,James

Center for Japanese American Studies in community

James Hirabayashi January 7, 2004

The reason I got involved was we had this Center for Japanese American Studies that …

Hirabayashi,James

Involvement with ethnic studies

James Hirabayashi January 7, 2004

The students were pressing for any kind of classes that had to do with ethnic …

Hirabayashi,James

Testing assumptions of Japanese scholars

James Hirabayashi January 7, 2004

You know, I was kind of concerned about the Japanese scholars studying the Japanese American …

Kawakami,Barbara

Kids working hard

Barbara Kawakami February 19, 2004

I think my mother’s generation, like your grandmother’s generation, the Confucian ethics were instilled in …

Kawakami,Barbara

First day of school

Barbara Kawakami February 19, 2004

So, first day of school, my mother, who couldn’t understand or speak any English, put …

Okasaki,Robert (Bob) Kiyoshi

Grandmother's influence on decision to go to Japan

Robert (Bob) Kiyoshi Okasaki November 28, 2003

I think it's my grandmother that made me come to Japan. As I said, my …

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 …

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