Interrupted Lives: Japanese American Students
at the University of Washington, 1941–1942

Nikkei Students at the University of Washington

Ichiro Hasegawa
Hometown
Seattle
UW Major / Department
A&S
Class
Sr
Assembly Center
Relocation Center
Tule Lake
Ichiro Hasegawa attended the University of Washington part time for almost ten years when just six credits short of graduating with a degree in chemistry from the UW, the war broke out and he and his family were sent to Tule Lake. He was later able to finish classes at Kenyon College and still get a UW degree graduating summa cum laude . Ichiro Hasegawa married Marii Kyokgoku in 1947 and they had two daughters: Kimi and Maya. He became a physicist first working for Atlantic Richfield and later for Philip Morris. He retired in 1981. After retirement Hasegawa volunteered with Meals on Wheels and taught mathematics at Richmond Open High School. Ichiro Hasegawa died in Richmond, Virginia on 24 December 1999.

 

Source: Obituary in the Richmond Times-Dispatch 9 January 2000 and obituary in the Kenyon College Alumni Bulletin.
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