Toshio Moritsugu Interview Segment 17

Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-318-1) -
Father's prewar fishing techniques (ddr-densho-1000-318-2) -
Growing up in Hawaiian fishing village called Fish Camp (ddr-densho-1000-318-3) -
Description of home in fish camp: built on stilts over the water (ddr-densho-1000-318-4) -
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1000-318-5) -
Description of family home (ddr-densho-1000-318-6) -
Playing games as a child (ddr-densho-1000-318-7) -
Celebrating New Year's Day (ddr-densho-1000-318-8) -
Helping out with fishing business, raising flowers (ddr-densho-1000-318-9) -
Being injured in an accident (ddr-densho-1000-318-10) -
Attending school (ddr-densho-1000-318-11) -
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-318-12) -
Transferring to a prep school (ddr-densho-1000-318-13) -
Seeing the military planes fly over during the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-318-14) -
The aftermath of Pearl Harbor: building an air raid shelter, fishing restrictions (ddr-densho-1000-318-15) -
Transferring to another high school (ddr-densho-1000-318-16) -
Father's arrest and detention by the FBI (ddr-densho-1000-318-17) -
Visiting father at Sand Island (ddr-densho-1000-318-18) -
Selling flowers for leis to help support the family (ddr-densho-1000-318-19) -
Working for the Halekulani Hotel (ddr-densho-1000-318-20) -
Working at a large hotel in Wakiki during the war (ddr-densho-1000-318-21) -
Reuniting with father after the war (ddr-densho-1000-318-22) -
Pursuing a degree in chemistry (ddr-densho-1000-318-23) -
Getting a PhD despite father's passing (ddr-densho-1000-318-24) -
Working as a chemist with the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association (ddr-densho-1000-318-25) -
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Father's arrest and detention by the FBI

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

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Toshio Moritsugu

Toshio Moritsugu Interview

02:43:13 — 25 segments

March 2, 2011

Honolulu, Hawaii

Nisei male. Born April 2, 1925, in Heeia, Hawaii. Grew up in a village called Fish Camp, where father was a fisherman. Witnessed Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Father was picked up and detained by the FBI at the Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii. After the war, earned a PhD in chemistry and established a career with the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.)

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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