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Title: Henry Miyatake Interview V
Narrator: Henry Miyatake
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: October 14, 1999
Densho ID: denshovh-mhenry-05-0010

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HM: But in the case of -- going back to that time period, in the Christmas vacation in 1972, this was after Mike had left to go to General Dynamics in the Electric Boat Division where they were making those nuclear submarines. I made it -- during the Christmas vacation we have eight days off at Boeing. So I used to like to summarize what I did for the year and even force myself to write down what did I achieve during the last year.

TI: And how long had you been doing this? Was this something that you tried to do every year?

HM: Yeah, I did that for quite a few years.

TI: And so it's like a diary almost.

HM: Yeah, like for instance when -- I started this thing when I was down at Convair because I used to lose track of all the programs that we used to work on. And so just as a matter of summarizing what my accomplishments were. Now I used to also set what I would like to do for the next year. My objectives for the next year. It was a kind of self-examination process for myself. Anyway, 1972, that Christmas vacation I wrote down what I had learned on the research project that Tony Hoare had given me the financial support for. I kind of put down that I would like to put all the information that I had gathered during the last years into a form that would make it reasonably understandable to the general public on what the background of this whole process was. And whether we go to a legal phase or legislative phase, we needed that information put together in a kind of a common form.

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