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Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-153-14)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-153-14)
Concerns about military conscription in Japan

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of his life experiences are similar to those who do identify themselves as such.

Representatives at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-86)
img Representatives at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-86)
Representatives making preliminary negotiations for the surrender of the Ryukyus Islands to the Commanding General of the Tenth Army. Civilian Interpreter Weri Takemura who once lived in Chicago,and Major General Toshiro Taga who represented Lieutenant General Toshiro Nomi, Japanese Commander of Sakishima. Photographer: Lieutenant Stauch.
Representatives at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-88)
img Representatives at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-88)
Major General Toshiro Taga, Representative of Lt. General Toshiro Nomi, Japanese Commander of Sakishima Group, making preliminary negotiations for the surrender of the Ryukyus Islands to the Commanding General of Tenth Army. The civilian interpreter is Weri Takamura who once lived in Chicago. Photographer: Lieutenant Strauch.
Signing of peace treaty (ddr-densho-179-55)
img Signing of peace treaty (ddr-densho-179-55)
Japanese army and navy representatives from Amami and Miyako-shima for the signing of the peace treaty at the 10th Army Headquarters in Okinawa.
Representatives at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-87)
img Representatives at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-87)
Representatives making preliminary negotiations for the surrender of the Ryukyus Islands to the Commanding General, Tenth Army. 2nd Lieutenant Takaharu Kosaka, who flew the plane, an air force pursuit pilot, and Tech 3rd Robert M. Oda of Kola, Hawaii. Photographer: Lieutenant Strauch.
Representatives at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-85)
img Representatives at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-85)
Representatives making preliminary negotiations for the surrender of the Ryukyus Islands to the Commanding General of the Tenth Army. Left to right: Lieutenant Colonel Nakamizo Takashi, who represented Japanese Army commander on Anami, Major General Toshisada Tokada; and Lieutenant Commander Tairo Sato who was a delegate of Rear Admiral Tadao Kato Japanese Naval Commander of Amami …
Representative at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-150)
img Representative at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-150)
Captain Shige Murao, Navy, a Representative of Lieutenant General Toshiro Nomi, Japanese Commander of the Sakishima Group, making preliminary negotiations for the surrender of the Ryukyus Islands to the Commanding General of Tenth Army. Photographer: Lieutenant Strauch.
Signing of peace treaty (ddr-densho-179-53)
img Signing of peace treaty (ddr-densho-179-53)
Japanese army and navy representatives from Amami and Miyako-shima for the signing of the peace treaty at the 10th Army Headquarters in Okinawa.
Japanese army nurse and Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-179-139)
img Japanese army nurse and Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-179-139)
Nurse Sueko Nishikado for Japanese Army and Sgt. Harry Okano.
Hino Kuno no Haka monumental stone (ddr-densho-179-175)
img Hino Kuno no Haka monumental stone (ddr-densho-179-175)
"Hino Kuno no Haka" monumental stone with engraved names of Japanese soldiers who died during the Okinawa battle. These names are from Kumamoto Prefecture soldiers.
Peace treaty signing (ddr-densho-179-163)
img Peace treaty signing (ddr-densho-179-163)
Left to right: T/3 Tamotsu Matsumoto, T/Sgt. Warren S. Sakuma "Pop", T/3 Robert Oda, T/3 Akira Nakamura.
The Admiral and the Kumanos (ddr-densho-252-13)
img The Admiral and the Kumanos (ddr-densho-252-13)
(Left to right) Chisato Taniguchi Kumano, Yasamaru Taniguchi, and Takaji Kumano. Caption on Post-it: "Yasamaru Taniguchi (youngest bro of Gotsuke), Chisato T. Kumano, Takaji Kumano, in USA - invited here after WWII. Poem on reverse - see translation." Poem translation by Harry Nomura : "Feel blessed that we are still alive to see and talk on …
The officer and his wife (ddr-densho-252-15)
img The officer and his wife (ddr-densho-252-15)
A man in a military uniform posing with a woman in a kimono. Caption on Post-it: "Yasamaru-san and wife."
Navy pilots (ddr-densho-252-18)
img Navy pilots (ddr-densho-252-18)
Two people posing on the pontoons of a seaplane, dressed in pilot gear. Caption on Post-it: "Top ? Shimazu, navy pilot, mar. Shikie Kihara, Dad's half-sister."
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