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Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-92-2)
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The role of the Nisei in the prewar family, helping to cross the language barrier

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Narrator Edward H. Mitsukado

Nisei male. Born June 1, 1912, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu, where father ran a taxi business. Was serving with the Hawaii Territorial 298th Infantry when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Went to the mainland for training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. Transferred to the Military Intelligence Service and was asked to help select the Nisei ...
Daniel Inouye Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-28-5)
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The call for military volunteers: running to sign up

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter in ...

Daniel Inouye Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-28-15)
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Receiving a battlefield commission

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho ...

Daniel Inouye Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-28-8)
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Leaving for duty, a less than auspicious send-off for the Japanese American GIs

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews ...

Daniel Inouye Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-28-18)
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Serving as a military officer, tactics for lowering the casualty rate

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally ...

Narrator Bert Nakano

Nisei male. Born 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Incarcerated at Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Resettled in Gardena, California. Member of Little Tokyo People's Rights Organization (LTPRO) and National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (NCRR). Mr. Nakano passed away in 2003.
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 50 (ddr-densho-1000-92-50)
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The 442nd Regimental Combat Team passes in review after the battle of the "Lost Battalion"

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-92-9)
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The army's use of Nisei interpreters early in the war

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 48 (ddr-densho-1000-92-48)
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The battle of the "Lost Battalion"; memories of Colonel Pursall standing up for his menRegimental Combat Team lives

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 38 (ddr-densho-1000-92-38)
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Description of a company runner's duties, being privy to confidential information

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 47 (ddr-densho-1000-92-47)
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Finding a common language, communicating in Japanese with Brazilian officers

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-92-30)
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The dedication of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team officers to the men in their unit

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Daniel Inouye Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-28-12)
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Thoughts just before going into battle, and the Nisei soldiers' attitude, honor and shame

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the ...

Daniel Inouye Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-28-13)
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First battle: "after a while you learn to control fear"

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter ...

Daniel Inouye Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-28-17)
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Becoming an officer

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview ...

Hideichi Fukunaga receiving an award (ddr-njpa-5-854)
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Caption on reverse: "Fukunaga Honored: Peter H. Fukunaga, well-known Honolulu businessman, was honored as Hawaii's 1957 "Father of the Year" by the Retail Board of the Chamber of Commerce of Honolulu yesterday noon at the Tree Fern Room of the Hawaiian Village Hotel. He is shown being presented with a calabash by Territorial Secretary Farrant ...

Narrator James Lovell

White male. Born February 6, 1907, in Hastings, Nebraska. Became a teacher, and was recruited to teach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Joined the Hawaii National Guard in 1931, and in 1942, was selected to serve as executive officer and second-in-command of the 100th Battalion.
Bill Thompson Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-90-14)
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Honoring the Varsity Victory Volunteers, Japanese American ROTC students in Hawaii

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews and concentrated on a single topic, namely, the individual ...

Fred Matsumura Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-46-7)
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Community responses to Pearl Harbor: no animosity towards Japanese Americans in Hawaii; FBI pick-ups

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews. Beverly Kashino, one of the interviewers ...

Fred Matsumura Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-46-1)
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Memories of growing up on Molokai, Hawaii: attending school, participating in sports

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews. Beverly Kashino, one of the interviewers, is Shiro ...

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-92-15)
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Treatment by Caucasians in the community after the Pearl Harbor bombing, "Them dirty Japs..."

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-92-1)
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Father immigrates to start anew and avoid Japan's civil strife

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 54 (ddr-densho-1000-92-54)
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Author Solly Ganor recalls being liberated by the 552nd Field Artillery Battalion soldier

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 41 (ddr-densho-1000-92-41)
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Dealing with a difficult superior, an officer shoots at his own man

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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