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Ben Takeshita Interview

Date:March 11, 2019

Location: Emeryville, California



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Ben Takeshita Interview
by Narrator: Ben Takeshita, Interviewer: Virginia Yamada, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Description of parents and siblings Segment 1 of 13 [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-467-1/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Ben Takeshita Interview
by Narrator: Ben Takeshita, Interviewer: Virginia Yamada, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Volunteering for the military and serving with Military Intelligence in Japan and Korea Segment 10 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-467-10/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Ben Takeshita Interview
by Narrator: Ben Takeshita, Interviewer: Virginia Yamada, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Meeting future wife Segment 11 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-467-11/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Ben Takeshita Interview
by Narrator: Ben Takeshita, Interviewer: Virginia Yamada, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Establishing a career with the California State Department of Employment, starting to get involved in Japanese American community activities Segment 12 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-467-12/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Ben Takeshita Interview
by Narrator: Ben Takeshita, Interviewer: Virginia Yamada, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Working on the committee to dedicate a plaque at the site of the Tule Lake camp, fighting for the legacy of the Kibei Segment 13 of 13 [ Previous segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-467-13/ .
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Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
Ben Takeshita Interview
by Narrator: Ben Takeshita, Interviewer: Virginia Yamada, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Childhood memories of going to Japan when two older brothers were sent there to live Segment 2 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-467-2/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Ben Takeshita Interview
by Narrator: Ben Takeshita, Interviewer: Virginia Yamada, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Attending Japanese language school Segment 3 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-467-3/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Ben Takeshita Interview
by Narrator: Ben Takeshita, Interviewer: Virginia Yamada, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Brothers' experiences in Japan before World War II Segment 4 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-467-4/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Ben Takeshita Interview
by Narrator: Ben Takeshita, Interviewer: Virginia Yamada, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Memories of the day of mass removal and first impressions of the Tanforan Assembly Center Segment 5 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-467-5/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tanforan
Ben Takeshita Interview
by Narrator: Ben Takeshita, Interviewer: Virginia Yamada, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California The train ride to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah Segment 6 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-467-6/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Topaz (Central Utah)
Ben Takeshita Interview
by Narrator: Ben Takeshita, Interviewer: Virginia Yamada, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California The controversy over the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" Segment 7 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-467-7/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Topaz (Central Utah)
Ben Takeshita Interview
by Narrator: Ben Takeshita, Interviewer: Virginia Yamada, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Transferring to Tule Lake Segment 8 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-467-8/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
Ben Takeshita Interview
by Narrator: Ben Takeshita, Interviewer: Virginia Yamada, Videographer: Dana Hoshide
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Leaving camp and returning to California while Kibei brother goes to Japan Segment 9 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this item in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1000-467-9/ .
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history