Post-World War II

Japan (131)
Post-World War II (1206)

1206 items
Hiroko Nakashima Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-69-12)
vh Hiroko Nakashima Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-69-12)
Graduating from high school, working as an interpreter at the Yanai Railroad Transportation Office during the U.S. occupation
Tom Akashi Interview Segment 44 (ddr-densho-1000-164-44)
vh Tom Akashi Interview Segment 44 (ddr-densho-1000-164-44)
Life in Japan, postwar: working for a land reclamation project, then finding a job with a Japanese construction company as an interpreter
Tom Akashi Interview Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-164-45)
vh Tom Akashi Interview Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-164-45)
Working for the Saga Prefecture military government, encouraged by boss to return to the United States
Jack Dairiki Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-325-17)
vh Jack Dairiki Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-325-17)
Memories of the Japanese citizens' reactions to U.S. military personnel

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 ...

Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-432-35)
vh Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-432-35)
Choosing to remain in Japan and establish a career (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview. 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 ...

Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-148-42)
vh Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-148-42)
Attending Doshisha University in Japan after the war; dealing with the scarcity of food
Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-148-43)
vh Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-148-43)
Working for a U.S. army station hospital library; seizing an opportunity to return to the United States
Bruce T. Kaji Interview I Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-289-24)
vh Bruce T. Kaji Interview I Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-289-24)
Serving as a translator during the war crimes trials in Japan

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Letter from Megumi Sasaki to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, October 23, 1951 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-292)
doc Letter from Megumi Sasaki to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, October 23, 1951 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-292)
A letter from Megumi and Yukie Sasaki in Hiroshima, Japan to their uncle and aunt Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. They thank the Okines for the gift of clothes and that through altering the clothes they were able to get their children dressed. The arrival date of the letter, November 17, 1951, is recorded on the backside ...
[Sueno, Kamekichi, Hideo, and Sawako Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-14)
img [Sueno, Kamekichi, Hideo, and Sawako Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-14)
Photographed are Sueno Nakano and probably Kamekichi, Hideo, and Sawako Nakano. It is probably taken in Hiroshima, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_009
Letters from Megumi Sasaki, Naoji Okine, Miyuki Okine to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, April, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-243)
doc Letters from Megumi Sasaki, Naoji Okine, Miyuki Okine to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, April, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-243)
Contains three letters to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine from his relatives in Hiroshima Japan and one envelope. The letters are written by Megumi Sasaki, Naoji Okine, and Miyuki Okine and enclosed in the same envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_74_001-004
Letters from Naoji Oine and Setsu Tamaki to Mr. Seiichi Okine, July 17, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-220)
doc Letters from Naoji Oine and Setsu Tamaki to Mr. Seiichi Okine, July 17, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-220)
Contains two letters and one envelope. The letters are written by Naoji Okine and Setsu Tamaki in Hiroshima, Japan. Both letters are enclosed in the same envelope and mailed to Seiichi Okine. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_59_001-003
Letter from Tsukiyo Okasako to Mr. S, Seichi Okine, February 16, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-241)
doc Letter from Tsukiyo Okasako to Mr. S, Seichi Okine, February 16, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-241)
A letter from Tsukiyo Okasako in Hiroshima, Japan to Seiichi Okine. She is presumably one of the neighbors in Seiichi Okine's hometown. She thanks him for the gifts including 4 lbs of sugar, safety pins, needles, thread, clothes, and towels which are scarce in Japan. She informs that Jokichi Yamanaka brought the gifts to her. She ...
Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-11)
Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-11)
A photograph of Sawako Nakano at age 15. Sawako is a niece of Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. It is taken by Tonen Hisashi in Hiroshima, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_006
Letters from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, December 23, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-185)
doc Letters from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, December 23, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-185)
Contains one envelope, two letters written by Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, one note, and one Japanese yen bill. All are enclosed in the same envelope and mailed by Masao Okine from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei soldier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, February 21, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-257)
doc Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, February 21, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-257)
A letter from Jokichi Yamanaka in Hiroshima, Japan to his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He informs of the arrival of the package of gifts from Seiichi and lists the items shared among the Sasakis, the Nakanos, Tsukiyo Okasako, and the Yamanakas. The items include: sugar, towels, cloth, sewing threads, safety pins, sewing needles, ...
Letter from Satoru [Sasaki] to Seiichi Okine, November 7, 1951 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-272)
doc Letter from Satoru [Sasaki] to Seiichi Okine, November 7, 1951 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-272)
A letter from Satoru Sasaki in Hiroshima, Japan to his uncle, Seiichi Okine. The letter includes general correspondence, informing of his family's well being. Entering the rice harvest season, he has been busy harvesting in the golden paddy fields. He wishes to meet the Okines sometime. The arrival date of the letter, December 7 is recorded. ...
Letter from Haruto Okine to Seiichi Okine, August 26, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-247)
doc Letter from Haruto Okine to Seiichi Okine, August 26, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-247)
A letter from Haruto Okine in Hiroshima, Japan to his uncle, Seiichi Okine. Haruto regrets not being able to give Jokichi Yamanaka a farewell gift since Jokichi had already left for the U.S. when Haruto heard of it. He requests wool yarns for his children, Miyoko, Harumi, and Mitsuo, and some seeds of beans for his ...
Letter from Ayame and Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, October 18, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-172)
doc Letter from Ayame and Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, October 18, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-172)
A letter from Masao and Ayame Okine to their parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Masao reports to his parents about his arrival to Chicago after his discharge from the U.S. Army, serving as a Nisei solder in Japan. He describes his life in Chicago, such as buying a car and driving to New York to see ...
Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 6, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-150)
doc Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 6, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-150)
A letter from Jokichi Yamanaka in Hiroshima, Japan to his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He updates Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine on the Sasakis and the Nakanos in Japan. This letter is mailed by Masao Okine from Japan via San Francisco by U.S. Army Postal Service. The handwritten notes on the backside of the ...
Letter from Masao Okine to Dottie [Dorothy] Okine, May 10, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-181)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Dottie [Dorothy] Okine, May 10, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-181)
A letter from Masao Okine to his sister, Dorothy Okine. He writes from Tokyo, Japan, where he is stationed as a U.S. Army soldier. He asks Dorothy to send him cigarettes, candies, and gum. He sent the letter to her on April 23, 1946, however, it returned to Masao. He adds the notes, explaining why the ...
Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. S. Okine, September 12, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-218)
doc Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. S. Okine, September 12, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-218)
A letter from Jokichi Yamanaka in Hiroshima, Japan, to his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Jokichi congratulates on the Okines' grandchild and includes updates on issues of his family, the Sasaki family, and the Nakano family in Japan. He also describes high inflation in post-war Japan, listing high prices of food and other necessities. ...
Letter from Kamekichi Nakano to Mr. S. Okine, August 27, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-219)
doc Letter from Kamekichi Nakano to Mr. S. Okine, August 27, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-219)
A letter from Kamekichi Nakano in Japan to his brother-in-law, Seiichi Okine. Kamekichi thanks Seiichi for the gifts brought by Jokichi Yamanaka, including sugar and ajinomoto [monosodium glutamate], as there is a scarcity of food in Japan. He describes Masao's visit when he was stationed in Japan and his wishes to meet the Okines', with hopes ...
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