Birthplace My image of America as a child (Japanese) Longing to be an imperial soldier as a youth (Japanese) Boarding house life and the Issei (Japanese) My father’s venture into the hotel business (Japanese) (Japanese) My children’s education Luckiest Issei The situation after the war (Japanese) “Junior Issei” (Japanese) Working in America Struggles with English (Japanese)

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Edward Toru Horikiri. I was born in 1929, November 2nd, in Little Tokyo, at 305 East Second street.  That used to be Ex-Tokyo Bank, now it's Union Bank. Used to be over the New York Hotel, and my father was running the New York Hotel, so I was born there.  At 18 months old, my parents decided to go back to Japan, so I went with them.

Date: January 31, 2012
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki, Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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