0:00 - Introduction / Background information on father and mother / Family's farming activities

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Keywords: botany; farmer; father; gardening; mother; poultry

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3:43 - Early childhood life in Gardena / Relationship with sister / Going to a Buddhist church to learn the Japanese language / Moving to Los Angeles, and graduating high school before moving back to Gardena

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Keywords: farming; grandparents; high school; Japanese language school; nursery; sister

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8:00 - Family values learned from parents

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Keywords: history; Japanese identity and values; mother in law; school teacher; tea ceremony

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10:47 - Personal recollection when Pearl Harbor was bombed / Experiencing no racism right after Pearl Harbor / Executive Order 9066

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Keywords: B zone; chickens; evacuations; Gardena; Hawaii; Terminal Island

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15:52 - Packing before going to camp / Assignment to Poston Concentration Camp / First impressions of Poston / Issei parents reactions to being in camp

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Keywords: clothes; food; Issei parents; Japanese garden; Poston; Shikata ga nai; tar paper

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20:45 - Making friends in Poston Concentration Camp and social activities

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Keywords: Buddhist; choir; church; friendships

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21:42 - Recruitment for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team at Poston

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Keywords: 442nd Regimental Combat Team; Camp Shelby; uncle

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23:21 - Meeting future husband, George Aratani, before the war / Going to Gila River Concentration Camp to visit friends and to get dental work done / Meeting and dating George Aratani at Gila River / Getting married to George Aratani in Minneapolis

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Keywords: dating; deliveries; dental department; flower shop; Gila River; marriage; Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis); war

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29:57 - Life in Minneapolis after the war / Friendship with John Aiso

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Keywords: home economics; John Aiso; Minnesota; pregnancy; University of Minnesota

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33:02 - Background information on children and their families

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Keywords: ceramics; daughters; Keiro nursing home; Occupational therapists; Singapore

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34:41 - The experiences of being married to a Military Intelligence Service Language School instructor and raising a family during the war

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Keywords: children; friendships; parties; Presidio Monterey; weddings

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36:53 - George Aratani's post war shift in getting into business

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Keywords: business; friendship; Japan; Los Angeles

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38:16 - Background information about mother in law

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Keywords: educated; English; Gila River; Minnesota; mother in law; teacher

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41:02 - Getting started in philanthropy work

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Keywords: Japan; mother in law; nylon hose; philanthropy; war widows; women's club

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46:16 - Incident involving flat tire while transporting nylon hose / Awarding of a Kunsho by the Japanese government

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Keywords: ambassador; consular general; gunny sack; Kunsho; nylon hose

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49:50 - Other philanthropic pursuits within the community

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Keywords: conventions; debutante ball; donations; Japanese America Society; Keiro nursing home; Montebello Women's Club

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55:23 - Involvement with the Sumitomo Bank / Expanded role of women in banking / Learning how banks run as a business

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Keywords: banking; board members; John Aiso; laws; problems

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57:48 - Personal love for signing

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Keywords: Nisei; singing; talent show; weddings

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58:55 - A message for younger Japanese American generations

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Keywords: cultural heritage; Japanese arts; Japanese history; Japanese language; legacy; Sansei; Yonsei

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