Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, July 24, 1946 [in Japanese]

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ddr-csujad-5-151 (CSUJAD Local ID: oki_02_01_001, CSUJAD Project ID: csudh_oki_0152)

CSU Dominguez Hills Okine Collection

A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He writes from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei soldier. In the letter, he writes about his duties as a jeep driver, working a night shift from 10PM to 6AM. He drives for Japanese coworkers who speak English and serve as interpreters and typewriters. He also writes about his wife's family member, Kimie Tanimoto: During the war, Kimie was deployed in the South Asian countries as a typewriter and nurse, serving for the Imperial Japanese Army. Masao learns that his brother-in-law, Nobuyuki Tanimoto, has decided to join the U.S. military so that he could help his sister, Kimie, in Japan. Masao expresses his willingness to support her as well. He reports that he met Kimie in Japan and confirmed her safety. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_01_001





CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections

[Title of item], Okine Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

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