Interview with Toshio Yasumatsu

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1985
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A Japanese man describes his native village; farming tobacco; childhood lessons and games; immigration to Hawaii; Waipahu plantation camp; and hapai ko (cane carrying). He and his wife Taka also talk about their marriage; Moana Hotel pantry work; work at Kapi'olani Clothes Cleaners; purchase of cleaners through tanomoshi (mutual finance association); new store building; effects of World War II on business, including lost opportunity to purchase land; 1946 tidal wave; Aloha Kai community group; and raising children in Waikiki.
sugar plantation laborer, waiter, laundry worker, laundry owner; Japanese; male
Interview conducted in Japanese (translation).
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Business, Hotels and Restaurants, Japan, Japanese - Lifestyles, Land and Property
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1 hr, 30 min
26 pages
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Kapahulu, Oahu
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DU629 .W44 W3 1988
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