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Narrator Akira Otani

Nisei male. Born January 26, 1921, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu where father owned a successful fish auction business. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, volunteered for the Hawaiian Territorial Guard. Eventually was able to join the U.S. Army, and served in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Returned to Honolulu …
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 31 (ddr-densho-1000-92-31)
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Being temporarily separated from unit

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 58 (ddr-densho-1000-92-58)
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Rebuilding life professionally and personally

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 36 (ddr-densho-1000-92-36)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 36 (ddr-densho-1000-92-36)
Officers' appreciation for Nisei soldiers

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-92-29)
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USO entertainment during basic training

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

W. Harold Loper, Gregg M. Sinclair, Urban E. Wild and a National Education Association president (ddr-njpa-2-1159)
img W. Harold Loper, Gregg M. Sinclair, Urban E. Wild and a National Education Association president (ddr-njpa-2-1159)
Caption on reverse: "NEA PRESIDENT HOLT ADDRESSES CHAMBER LUNCH: Dr. Andrew A. Holt, president of the National Education association, addressed a luncheon held in his honor Thursday noon at Queen's Surf by the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce. Above, left to right, are: Dr. W. Harold Loper, superintendent of public instruction; Dr. Holt, Dr. Gregg M. Sinclair, …
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 60 (ddr-densho-1000-92-60)
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Getting involved with the Boy Scouts

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 61 (ddr-densho-1000-92-61)
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Initiating the National Japanese American Monument

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 49 (ddr-densho-1000-92-49)
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Being injured and continuing to fight

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-92-11)
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Receiving Japanese military training in school

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Takeo Fujii (ddr-njpa-5-733)
doc Takeo Fujii (ddr-njpa-5-733)
Translation of article: Takeo Fujii graduated from McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1929, and from the University of Hawaii in 1933. he studied in Japan for a year and a half, then returned to the U.S. and graduated from Creighton University in 1939 and became a doctor.
Article regarding Kaju Nakamura (ddr-njpa-4-1175)
img Article regarding Kaju Nakamura (ddr-njpa-4-1175)
Article [translation]: "Former Diet member Kaju Nakamura's lecture schedule in Hawaii. After a visit to U.S. nation. Visiting Hawaii on the morning of the 5th by ship. Among Japanese politicians, former Diet member and president of Nippon Company Kaju Nakamura knows his fellow citizens well. He is visiting the U.S. with his daughter and on his …
Nisei mortar crew (ddr-densho-114-54)
img Nisei mortar crew (ddr-densho-114-54)
Original caption: Fifth Army, Montenerro, Italy. Members of the mortar crew of 100th Bn., Americans of Japanese descent, practice firing into the hills, reported active with German snipers. They are, L. to R., Wallace Higa of Paia Maui (Hawaii), James Ishimoto of Honolulu, and Jitsuo Kobayashi of Honolulu. 7 August 1944. [The correct spelling of the …
Daniel Inouye Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-28-6)
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Reaction of parents to Nisei military volunteers in Hawaii

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter in length …

Narrator James Lovell

White male. Born February 6, 1907, in Hastings, Nebraska. Became a teacher, and was recruited to teach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Joined the Hawaii National Guard in 1931, and in 1942, was selected to serve as executive officer and second-in-command of the 100th Battalion.
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-92-13)
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Family's reaction upon returning to the U.S.

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-92-21)
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Going from student to teacher at school

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Testimony of Iwao Kosaka (ddr-densho-67-144)
doc Testimony of Iwao Kosaka (ddr-densho-67-144)
Written testimony of Iwao Kosaka, born in Honolulu Hawaii. Spent most of childhood in Japan, incarcerated in Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
Honolulu Chamber of Commerce president, predecessor and his wife, and Honolulu postmaster (ddr-njpa-2-1049)
img Honolulu Chamber of Commerce president, predecessor and his wife, and Honolulu postmaster (ddr-njpa-2-1049)
Caption on reverse: "BACK FROM JAPAN VISIT: Four Honolulans returned from a two-week visit to Japan as guests of Japan Air Lines aboard JAL's 'City of Tokyo' Saturday night. Left to right, they were: Porter Dickinson, immediate past president of the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce; Mrs. Dickinson; Richard H. Wheeler, president of the Honolulu Chamber, and …
A Honolulu attorney and young members of Eisenhower's reelection campaign (ddr-njpa-2-517)
img A Honolulu attorney and young members of Eisenhower's reelection campaign (ddr-njpa-2-517)
Caption on reverse: "Harold Kay Mum on T. H. Governorship Honolulu attorney Harold T. Kay, one of the reported candidates for the Hawaii governorship, is going back to Washington for conferences within the next few weeks. Kay yesterday declined to discuss the governorship, saying his meetings will concern the National Citizens for Eisenhower group. He was …
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 64 (ddr-densho-1000-92-64)
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Raising funds for the National Japanese American Monument

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 46 (ddr-densho-1000-92-46)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 46 (ddr-densho-1000-92-46)
Maintaining a sense of humanity during the war

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-92-32)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-92-32)
The effect of racism on the Nisei soldiers

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 39 (ddr-densho-1000-92-39)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 39 (ddr-densho-1000-92-39)
Getting an inside perspective on company and headquarters

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-92-27)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-92-27)
Determination to join the 442nd Regimental Combat Team

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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