Interview with Minerva Saiki Hayakawa

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1998
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A woman of Hawaiian, Japanese, and Scotch ancestry describes family life growing up in Hilo. She remembers her father, a bank employee who was interned in World War II, and her mother, a teacher who taught her at Hilo Union School. Hayakawa worked at Hilo Rice Mill, the family's wholesaling business, which survived the April 1, 1946 tsunami but was washed away in the 1960 tsunami. Also contributing to the interview was her daughter, Naomi Hayakawa.
social worker, rice mill manager; Japanese; female
Interview conducted in English.
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Business, Ethnic Relations, Family Life, Natural Disasters, World War II
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