Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 10

Family background (ddr-densho-1008-4-1) - 00:02:42
Reasons for being taken to Japan (ddr-densho-1008-4-2) - 00:01:40
Comparing education in the United States and Japan (ddr-densho-1008-4-3) - 00:03:12
Returning to the United States (ddr-densho-1008-4-4) - 00:05:41
Attending classes in the United States, graduating from an American high school (ddr-densho-1008-4-5) - 00:03:10
Earning a living, working odd jobs while going to school (ddr-densho-1008-4-6) - 00:02:06
Going to school on December 8th, reactions of other students (ddr-densho-1008-4-7) - 00:05:00
Hearing about some community members who were arrested by the FBI (ddr-densho-1008-4-8) - 00:02:02
Attitude towards attack on Pearl Harbor: a cowardly move (ddr-densho-1008-4-9) - 00:00:48
Being drafted when the U.S. military was refusing Japanese American volunteers (ddr-densho-1008-4-10) - 00:03:24
Leading a group of Nisei soldiers to Camp Robinson, Arkansas, for basic training (ddr-densho-1008-4-11) - 00:03:15
(ddr-densho-1008-4-12) - 00:01:59
Being recruited for the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1008-4-13) - 00:05:28
Visiting relatives in Minidoka concentration camp while on furlough (ddr-densho-1008-4-14) - 00:03:17
Impressions of Minidoka: "It was a strange feeling" (ddr-densho-1008-4-15) - 00:04:30
A Kibei's perspective on reasons for incarceration of Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1008-4-16) - 00:03:07
Receiving a promotion (ddr-densho-1008-4-17) - 00:02:13
Teaching at Military Intelligence Service Language School, Camp Savage, Minnesota: Emphasizing strict discipline, relationship with students (ddr-densho-1008-4-18) - 00:07:12
Reaction to atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, realizing the devastating effects (ddr-densho-1008-4-19) - 00:04:55
Deciding to stay in Japan: hearing that Seattle was "very unfriendly..." (ddr-densho-1008-4-20) - 00:04:29
Visiting relatives in occupied Japan: traveling by train to Fukuoka with Japanese citizens (ddr-densho-1008-4-21) - 00:03:59
Reuniting with parents (ddr-densho-1008-4-22) - 00:05:49
War crimes trials in postwar Japan (ddr-densho-1008-4-23) - 00:02:00
Description of duties during the war crimes trials (ddr-densho-1008-4-24) - 00:09:48
Meeting General Iwane Matsui in a Tokyo hospital (ddr-densho-1008-4-25) - 00:02:07
Importance of witnesses in the war crimes trials (ddr-densho-1008-4-26) - 00:03:27
Description of a particularly memorable war crimes case (ddr-densho-1008-4-27) - 00:07:06
Description of destruction in postwar Japan (ddr-densho-1008-4-28) - 00:03:26
Becoming a recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese government (ddr-densho-1008-4-29) - 00:02:26
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ddr-densho-1008-4-10 (Legacy UID: denshovh-mtakashi-02-0010)

Being drafted when the U.S. military was refusing Japanese American volunteers

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

00:03:24 — Segment 10 of 29

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December 12, 1997

National Japanese American Historical Society Collection

National Japanese American Historical Society Collection

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ddr-densho-1008-4

Takashi Matsui

Takashi Matsui Interview

01:50:18 — 29 segments

December 12, 1997

Seattle, Washington

Kibei male. Born 1917 in Hood River, Oregon. Lived in Seattle, Washington, before being taken to Japan by mother at the age of three. Completed elementary through high school in Japan. Returned to Seattle at seventeen years of age. Continued education in United States. Drafted in 1942 and was an instructor for the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Also served with U.S. occupation forces in postwar Japan and was a war crimes trial investigator. Resettled in Seattle.

(Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.)

Marvin Uratsu, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer

National Japanese American Historical Society Collection

Courtesy of the National Japanese American Historical Society

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