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Daniel Inouye Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-28-13)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-28-13)
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)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-28-17)
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)
img Hideichi Fukunaga receiving an award (ddr-njpa-5-854)
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)
vh Bill Thompson Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-90-14)
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)
vh Fred Matsumura Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-46-7)
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)
vh Fred Matsumura Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-46-1)
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)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-92-15)
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)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-92-1)
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)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 54 (ddr-densho-1000-92-54)
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)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 41 (ddr-densho-1000-92-41)
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.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 63 (ddr-densho-1000-92-63)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 63 (ddr-densho-1000-92-63)
The importance of honoring the World War II veterans' story

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

Narrator Ted Tsukiyama

Nisei male. Born December 13, 1920, in Honolulu, Hawaii. During World War II, was a member of the Varsity Victory Volunteers, then served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service. Following military service, graduated from Yale Law School and became an attorney in Hawaii. Active in community and veterans organizations.
Testimony of Patsy Saiki (ddr-densho-67-141)
doc Testimony of Patsy Saiki (ddr-densho-67-141)
Written testimony of Patsy Saiki of Honolulu, Hawaii. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
National basketball tournament (ddr-densho-114-230)
img National basketball tournament (ddr-densho-114-230)
In the late 1940s, Seattle hosted the National Oriental Basketball Tournament with teams competing from Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Illinois and Vancouver, BC. In this photo Seattle Mayor William F. Devin talks with the Honolulu team.
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 51 (ddr-densho-1000-92-51)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 51 (ddr-densho-1000-92-51)
General Mark Clark admits that the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was unfairly sent into too many battles

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-92-3)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-92-3)
Expectations of life in Japan: "Nobody there is gonna say, 'You look different'"

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-92-12)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-92-12)
Returning to the U.S., catching the last ship allowed in from Japan

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-92-5)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-92-5)
Racism in Manchuria, similarities to the racism endured by Japanese Americans

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-92-18)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-92-18)
Recruited to become a mess hall cook at fourteen years old in Poston concentration camp

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-92-22)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-92-22)
Attending a meeting to decide how to answer the so-called "loyalty questions"

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-92-43)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-92-43)
Hearing about Hawaiian Nisei soldiers' visit to the incarceration campsfrom the mainland

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-92-20)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-92-20)
Working as a warehouse foreman, accused of selling goods on the black-market

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-92-17)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-92-17)
Life in Poston concentration camp: people were "fainting like flies" from the heat

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

Daniel Inouye Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-28-20)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-28-20)
Being injured in battle

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 ...

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