Ryan OgawaOral History Write-Up1.Transcript of Interview:When were you born and what generation of our family are you since our family’s immigrationto the US? “Born on May 5, 1938 and am sansei. My grandparents were first generationimmigrants and my parents were second generation nissei” (Watanabe, John).Do you remember any stories about life in Hawaii regarding how our family was integrated intosociety? “My grandfather and grandmother both worked I’m the sugar plantation in Waipahu.Many different races also worked there like the Portuguese, Filipino, Japanese, Polynesian,Puerto Rican, Korean, and Okinawan. Each of them had their own specific houses or lunas thatthey all had to live in. There were strict hours and lights out was at 8 pm.” My grandpa went onto talk about stories about what his father would do during the time to have fun such as makingkites with guava tree branches, and using rice to help make them stick together.What are your memories about WWII, specifically the treatment of the Japanese-Americans afterthe bombing of Pearl Harbor? “We were aware of the internment camps going on for JapaneseAmericans especially on the mainland like the Manzanar camp in California” (Watanabe, John).When I asked him about the internment camps he mentioned to me that although the family hadnot been in an internment camp, while at the plantation, the American soldiers closely watchedhis grandparents. There was a constant threat of espionage in the US, and people with suspicionwere put into camps or monitored closely by the military. He explained to me that after war hadbeen declared on Japan, there were times where he remembered when his family wascontemplating on their loyalty to Japan or the U.S.