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Japanese American Community in Indiana, 2003-2005


Interviewee
Hanasono, George December 3, 2003  

Call Number
05-003

Physical Description

15 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 67 minutes; not indexed; interview questionnaire

Interviewer
Conner, Nancy

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

George Hanasono discusses his time working for Eli Lilly and Company, focusing specifically on the increasing presence of minority workers in the organization. He then talks about the state of Japanese culture in the United States, with specific emphasis on differences between his generation and younger Japanese Americans. Hanasono talks about his role in the Japanese American Citizens League, especially regarding the need to understand the impact of interracial marriage on the organization's membership. In reference to the JACL, he also discusses the differences between Japanese community organizations in the Midwest and on the West Coast.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • Japanese American Citizens League
    • Place Names
    • Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • community organizations
    • generational differences
    • interracial marriage
    • Japanese culture
    • Japanese language