Japanese Americans

David Aoki discusses his experience with owning Dave's Barber Shop on 25th Street in Ogden. He was the first Japanese business owner to obtain a license during World War II, and he mentions his loaning of money to criminals during the 1940s for robbery protection. The interview took place on October 22, 2013.

Shinji Ichida discusses 25th Street and his memories of growing up in the Japanese community in Ogden. The interview took place on October 7, 2013.

Kuni Kawashima discusses her experiences as a Japanese American in Ogden, Utah during World War II. She discusses her memories of Ogden neighborhoods and establishments. The interview took place on May 17, 1997.

Tom Kinomoto recalls living in the Seattle area prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and internment in Idaho during World War II. He later lived in Ogden and opened a Judo Club. His family was initially denied a business license due to discrimination against those of Japanese ancestry and—by the local Japanese-American community—against evacuees. The Judo Club was felt to be threatening to the mainstream and kept secret and exclusive at first, and then opened to the public. The interview took place on March 2, 1971.

Minoru Miya discusses his experiences and knowledge of farming during and after World War II. The interview was conducted on October 14, 2004.

Ume Miya discusses her experiences and knowledge of farming during and after World War II. The interview was conducted October 14, 2004.

Yukio Miya discusses his experiences and knowledge of farming and agriculture in Utah, as well as his identity as a Japanese American. The interview was conducted on October 19, 2004. 

June Nagao discusses her experiences and knowledge of farming and agriculture in Utah, as well as her personal memories of living in Utah during World War II as a Japanese-American. The interview was conducted October 11, 2004.

Tom Nagao discusses his experiences and knowledge of farming and agriculture in Utah, as well as their personal memories of living in Utah during World War II as a Japanese-American. The interview was conducted October 11, 2004.

Charles Polson discusses his work at Hill Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic and his decision to join the service in 1942. The interview took place on August 5, 1972.