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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 …


Little interaction with parents

James Hirabayashi January 7, 2004

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


Politics in ethnic studies

James Hirabayashi January 7, 2004

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


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 …


Involvement with ethnic studies

James Hirabayashi January 7, 2004

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


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 …


Being ordered to keep a diary that was later confiscated, ostensibly by the FBI

Robert Katayama August 12, 1995

We were instructed to keep diaries of our daily activities, including the boat trip from …


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 …


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 …


Arrest of father

Yuri Kochiyama June 16, 2003

Three tall caucasian men were ringing our bell, so I opened the door, the living …

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