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Interview with James U.C. Low

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dc.coverage.spatial Hilo, Hawaii (island) 2013-09-05T20:43:13Z 2015-03-25T23:39:26Z 2013-09-05T20:43:13Z 2015-03-25T23:39:26Z 1998
dc.description Hilo-born son of storekeepers/restauranteurs describes his upbringing, with a focus on Shinmachi. He depicts restaurant work and the effects of World War II on business. Caught in the 1946 tsunami, he details the downtown Hilo's destruction and how he escaped, as well as the cleanup and recovery. He talks about his military service in Korea and his return to the family business. The 1960 tsunami claimed the restaurant and he explains business reconstruction and factors which led to its closure thirty years later.
dc.description soldier, restaurant owner; Chinese; male
dc.description Interview conducted in English.
dc.description.sponsorship State, Community
dc.format.extent 50 min
dc.format.extent 39 pages
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof DU629 .H28 T78 2000
dc.relation.ispartofseries Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume I
dc.subject Business
dc.subject Chinese - Lifestyles
dc.subject Korea
dc.subject Natural Disasters
dc.subject South Hilo (district)
dc.title Interview with James U.C. Low
dc.type Interview
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.contributor.interviewer Piianaia, Nancy
dc.contributor.interviewee Low, James U.C.
dc.source.local 29-19-1-98, 29-20-2-98
dc.format.digitalorigin Reformatted digital
Appears in Collections: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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