Shoichi Kobara Interview Segment 16

Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1015-8-1) - 00:02:00
Father's family background: grandfather's involvement in Japanese politics (ddr-densho-1015-8-2) - 00:08:18
Father's arrival in the U.S., losing his first wife (ddr-densho-1015-8-3) - 00:06:37
Father's thoughts on living in the U.S.: "The future is here" (ddr-densho-1015-8-4) - 00:06:01
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1015-8-5) - 00:06:31
Moving to Salinas: hearing prejudice expressed by teachers (ddr-densho-1015-8-6) - 00:06:20
Attending Japanese language school; other community activities (ddr-densho-1015-8-7) - 00:05:51
Playing karuta, a card game based on Japanese traditional sayings (ddr-densho-1015-8-8) - 00:01:59
A memorable junior high school teacher (ddr-densho-1015-8-9) - 00:04:45
Father's influence on decision to become a farmer (ddr-densho-1015-8-10) - 00:04:04
Father's thoughts on the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1015-8-11) - 00:02:50
Trying to recoup financial losses after the war (ddr-densho-1015-8-12) - 00:05:04
Arrival in the Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1015-8-13) - 00:02:14
Temporarily leaving camp to receive an operation for appendicitis (ddr-densho-1015-8-14) - 00:02:11
Growing up with peers of different ethnic backgrounds (ddr-densho-1015-8-15) - 00:04:05
Father's Japanese cultural values (ddr-densho-1015-8-16) - 00:05:13
Working as a dispatcher for the camp fire department (ddr-densho-1015-8-17) - 00:04:49
Father's illness in camp (ddr-densho-1015-8-18) - 00:05:14
Working as a truck driver for a coal mining operation in Utah (ddr-densho-1015-8-19) - 00:02:24
Working for Seabrook Farms (ddr-densho-1015-8-20) - 00:02:51
Basic training in Florida (ddr-densho-1015-8-21) - 00:04:15
Training for the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1015-8-22) - 00:03:54
First impressions of Japan during the early days of the U.S. occupation (ddr-densho-1015-8-23) - 00:02:52
Description of the black market for goods in occupied Japan (ddr-densho-1015-8-24) - 00:03:22
Working as a driver and interpreter for military officers in Japan (ddr-densho-1015-8-25) - 00:06:02
Thoughts on the value of Nisei serving in the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1015-8-26) - 00:05:45
Being discharged from the military; father's passing (ddr-densho-1015-8-27) - 00:03:37
Establishing a successful farming operation postwar (ddr-densho-1015-8-28) - 00:02:31
Reflections: description of family (ddr-densho-1015-8-29) - 00:02:53
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ddr-densho-1015-8-16 (Legacy UID: denshovh-kshoichi-01-0016)

Father's Japanese cultural values

00:05:13 — Segment 16 of 29

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November 18, 2008

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection


Shoichi Kobara

Shoichi Kobara Interview

02:04:32 — 29 segments

November 18, 2008

Watsonville, California

Nisei male. Born April 23, 1922, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville until age six, then family moved to Salinas. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Utah for a time before serving in Japan in the U.S. Military Intelligence Service. Returned to Watsonville and established a farming operation.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection