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Floyd Shimomura Interview

Date:March 11, 2019

Location: Emeryville, California



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Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Growing up on a ranch where family had worked before World War II Segment 1 of 20 [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-1/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Finding an autobiography written while in the eighth grade Segment 10 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-10/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Studying in Japan during college years: a time of political unrest both in U.S. and Japan Segment 11 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-11/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Meeting family in Japan Segment 12 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-12/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Getting involved in the Japanese American Citizens League Segment 13 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-13/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Moving up in the Japanese American Citizens League as the redress movement was starting Segment 14 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-14/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Involvement in discussions of early approaches to redress Segment 15 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-15/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California The early days of redress and feelings about it within the Japanese American Citizens League Segment 16 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-16/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Being part of the decision to go down the "commission road" during the redress movement Segment 17 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-17/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Becoming president of National Japanese American Citizens League Segment 18 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-18/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Involvement in the movement for compensation for Japanese American state workers terminated during World War II Segment 19 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-19/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Grandfather's family background: working in the U.S. as a sharecropper Segment 2 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-2/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California An important meeting at the White House with President Ronald Reagan Segment 20 of 20 [ Previous segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-20/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Grandparents' arranged marriage and running a boarding house Segment 3 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-3/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Grandparents' family history: finding Japanese address on a tombstone Segment 4 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-4/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Mother's family background, memories of maternal grandmother Segment 5 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-5/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Description of parents: meeting in camp Segment 6 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-6/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Family friends run the farm in Winters during the war Segment 7 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-7/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Parents' return to California after the war ended Segment 8 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-8/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Floyd Shimomura Interview
by Narrator: Floyd Shimomura, Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Growing up in Winters, California: a fire on VJ Day Segment 9 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-466-9/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history