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Interview with John Yonenaga Arashiro

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Title: Interview with John Yonenaga Arashiro
Keywords: Education
Ethnic Relations
Hotels and Restaurants
Issue Date: 1986
Series/Report no.: Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Description: A retired waiter talks about his immigration to Hawaii from Japan; Kekaha sugar plantation work; move to Honolulu; schooling; work as waiter at Moana Hotel and Royal Hawaiian Hotel; transfer to Halekulani; interaction with Chinese kitchen staff; effects of Depression and World War II on hotel; promotion to captain; Norton Clapp takeover; and retirement due to unionization.
house cleaner, waiter; Japanese; male
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State
Pages/Duration: 1 hr
16 pages
Appears in Collections:Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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