Interview: Terry Janzen


Terry Janzen was born in Tokyo in 1930 to a Japanese mother and American father.

This album introduces the following 8 clips from her interview on August 27, 2012 followed by her profile.

1. Father’s Service in WWII

2. Lifestyle in Japan

3. Marriage during anti-miscegenation laws

4. Memories of Poston

5. Post-war School-life

6. Moving to Upland Post-Camp

7. Tomboy

8. Arriving at Poston

* Original interview clips were posted in the Discover Nikkei Interviews section.

** Her story is featured in the exhibition, Visible & Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History, at the Japanese American National Museum from April 7 – August 25, 2013.

A Collaboration with the USC Hapa Japan Database Project, videographer, Evan Kodani with support of NITTO Tires Life History Project.

Slides in this album 

Album Type

Video interview

editor — Last modified Jun 28 2021 1:49 a.m.

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