Jim Kurokawa describes growing up as a Japanese American in Wolf Point, Montana. He discusses his father’s work as a cook for the Great Northern Railroad Company and the establishment of the family café. He recollects how the community rallied around his father when the FBI shut down the café during World War Two, his personal experiences with the military in Germany, and why he does not speak Japanese fluently.
From Far East to Old West Oral History Project, OH 436
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (6pp.: 28 cm.)
Kurokawa, Jim, "Jim Kurokawa Interview, July 10, 1998" (1998). From Far East to Old West Oral History Project. 5.