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dc.creatorAsakura, Keiji
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-16T21:21:28Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-16T21:21:28Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04-05
dc.identifier.citation Asakura, Keiji, interview by Diaz, Valerie and Franco, Emerita Geraldine. April 05, 2014. Houston Asian American Archives oral history interviews, MS 573, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/76238.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/76238
dc.description This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.
dc.description.abstract Keiji Asakura was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1953. In 1969 (age 15), he moved to Santa Ana, California to live with his aunt. He got his Bachelor’s degree from California State University in Landscape Architecture and was hired by the SWA Group. In 1982 (age 28), he moved to Houston after being asked by his employer, the SWA group, to move to their Houston branch. At the age of 30, Mr. Asakura started his own company and became self-employed. Throughout his professional career, he has been involved in various business associations such as the Japanese American Society, Houston, Japanese American Citizens League, Houston Sister City Advisory, American Society of Landscape Architects, US Green Building Council, Keep Houston Beautiful, and Congress for the New Urbanism. Community organizations Mr. Asakura belongs to include the City of Houston Planning Commission, Houston Arts Alliance Civic Arts Committee, City of Houston Airport Commission, Blueprint Houston, Scenic Houston, and Botanic Garden Houston Advisory.
dc.format.extent 1:28:03
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University
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dc.rightsPermission to examine physical and digital collection items does not imply permission for publication. Fondren Library’s Woodson Research Center / Special Collections has made these materials available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any uses beyond the spirit of Fair Use require permission from owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See http://library.rice.edu/guides/publishing-wrc-materials
dc.subjectassimilation
community involvement
multicultural children
World War, 1939-1945
dc.title Keiji Asakura oral history interview and transcript
dc.digitization.specifications This oral history material was born digital, with audio masters in wav format and derivatives in mp3 format, transcript text in Word format converted to PDF. In some cases audio masters are not provided, only an mp3 access file.
dc.date.digital 2014
dc.subject.localcultural adaptation
social activities
dc.source.collection Houston Asian American Archives oral history interviews, MS 573, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
dc.identifier.digital wrc04705
dc.type.genre oral histories (document genres)
dc.type.dcmi Sound
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.contributor.interviewer Diaz, Valerie
dc.contributor.interviewer Franco, Emerita Geraldine
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