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Daniel Inouye Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-28-7)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-28-7)
Doing whatever it takes to be accepted for service

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 Ted Tsukiyama

Nisei male. Born December 13, 1920, in Honolulu, Hawaii. During World War II, was a member of the Varsity Victory Volunteers, then served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service. Following military service, graduated from Yale Law School and became an attorney in Hawaii. Active in community and veterans organizations.
Samuel Wilder King being shown a fire prevention poster (ddr-njpa-2-110)
img Samuel Wilder King being shown a fire prevention poster (ddr-njpa-2-110)
Caption on front: "GOV. KING PROCLAIMS FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: Gov. Samuel Wilder King, who has proclaimed the week of Oct. 4 to 10 as National Fire Prevention Week in Hawaii, is looking at a poster for the week's observance here. Others, left to right, are: Harry G. Albright, secretary of the Board of Underwriters of Hawaii, …
Honolulu Jaycee chairman and two young women posing for a publicity photo (ddr-njpa-2-691)
img Honolulu Jaycee chairman and two young women posing for a publicity photo (ddr-njpa-2-691)
Caption on reverse: "49th STATE FAIR PLANS UNDERWAY: R.A. (Skip) May, general chairman of the Honolulu Junior Chamber of Commerce's 49th State Fair committee, accompanied by two lovely young ladies, this morning called on The Hawaii Times to officially announce that this year's Fair will be held again at Sand Island from June 19 through 27. …
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-92-2)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-92-2)
The role of the Nisei in the prewar family, helping to cross the language barrier

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 52 (ddr-densho-1000-92-52)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 52 (ddr-densho-1000-92-52)
Recalling a friend's death by friendly fire, searching for his grave at Arlington National Cemetery

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-92-30)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-92-30)
The dedication of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team officers to the men in their unit

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-92-18)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-92-18)
Recruited to become a mess hall cook at fourteen years old in Poston concentration camp

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 50 (ddr-densho-1000-92-50)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 50 (ddr-densho-1000-92-50)
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team passes in review after the battle of the "Lost Battalion"

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

Nisei soldier standing guard (ddr-densho-114-45)
img Nisei soldier standing guard (ddr-densho-114-45)
Original caption: S/Sgt. James S. Kawashime, a Japanese-American from Hanoa Road, Honolulu, Hawaii, stands guard for the 442nd Combat Team, 100th Infantry Bn., U.S. Seventh Army in the Charmois area of France, in bivouac before meeting the Germans in combat for the first time. 10/12/44.
A Honolulu Chamber of Commerce treasurer reading at his desk (ddr-njpa-2-241)
img A Honolulu Chamber of Commerce treasurer reading at his desk (ddr-njpa-2-241)
Caption on front: NEW CHAMBER TREASURER - James K. C. Doo, past president of Commerce, was elected chamber treasurer for 1955 by the b ... Directors at a meeting held Thursday. Mr. Doo, a partner ... Yat Loy Co., is shown reading Building Honolulu, official history of the chamber. (Camera Hawaii photo)."
Joan Fontaine and William Dozier arriving in Hawai'i (ddr-njpa-1-300)
img Joan Fontaine and William Dozier arriving in Hawai'i (ddr-njpa-1-300)
Caption on reverse: "Joan Fontaine and husband here: Film star Joan Fontaine and her husband, William Dozier, an executive of Universal-International Studios of Hollywood, arrived this morning for vacation on the Lurline. The ship made her first post-strike voyage to Honolulu. (Hawaii Times photo by Don Nagano)."
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-92-42)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-92-42)
An officer earns the respect of his men by dodging fire faster than a younger soldier

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

Daniel Inouye Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-28-9)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-28-9)
Traveling through the South as a Japanese American GI: "You will be considered white"

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 …

Daniel Inouye Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-28-12)
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Thoughts just before going into battle, and the Nisei soldiers' attitude, honor and shame

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 …

Daniel Inouye Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-28-8)
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Leaving for duty, a less than auspicious send-off for the Japanese American GIs

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 …

Eric K. Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-235)
vh Eric K. Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-235)
Sansei male. Born 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Attended law school at UC Berkeley, California and became involved with the Asian Law Caucus. After graduating, returned to Hawaii. In the 1980s, left job in Hawaii and moved to the Bay Area to become a member of the pro bono legal team for Korematsu v. United States, …
Urban E. Wild, Walter F. Dillingham and others seated at a luau (ddr-njpa-2-1064)
img Urban E. Wild, Walter F. Dillingham and others seated at a luau (ddr-njpa-2-1064)
Caption on reverse: "500 ATTEND HONOLULU CHAMBER'S CENTENNIAL LUAU: Five hundred persons, including a large number of tourists, attended the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce's centennial luau held last night in the Hawaiian Village at Ala Moana park. Above, left to right, are: Queen Kekaulike (Mrs. Ellen Freitas); Urban E. Wild, Chamber president, who is demonstrating the …
J. Q. Adams presenting a historical document to J. Frank McLaughlin (ddr-njpa-2-3)
img J. Q. Adams presenting a historical document to J. Frank McLaughlin (ddr-njpa-2-3)
Caption on reverse: "LOCAL FEDERAL COURT GETS HISTORICAL DOCUMENT: Federal Judge J. Frank McLaughlin (second from left) is shown being presented with a copy of the Declaration of Independence for his court by J. Q. Adams (extreme right), vice-president of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Honolulu yesterday at a Honolulu Junior Chamber of Commerce luncheon at …
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 34 (ddr-densho-1000-92-34)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 34 (ddr-densho-1000-92-34)
The U.S. government fails to award the 442nd Regimental Combat Team well-deserved Congressional Medals of Honor

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 51 (ddr-densho-1000-92-51)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 51 (ddr-densho-1000-92-51)
General Mark Clark admits that the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was unfairly sent into too many battles

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

Nisei soldier in battle (ddr-densho-114-55)
img Nisei soldier in battle (ddr-densho-114-55)
Original caption: Near Montenerro, Italy. Kookuro Moriguchi, an American of Japanese descent, 100th Inf. Bn., Honolulu, Hawaii, fires his M-1 into hills reported active with German snipers. The mortar bursts appear on the hill skyline in the distance. 7 August 1944. [The correct spelling of the location is Montenero.]
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 48 (ddr-densho-1000-92-48)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 48 (ddr-densho-1000-92-48)
The battle of the "Lost Battalion"; memories of Colonel Pursall standing up for his menRegimental Combat Team lives

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

Narrator Jane Komeiji

Nisei female. Born July 7, 1925, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in the community of Aala, a vibrant neighborhood of Japanese American businesses, where family ran a dry goods store. Established a career in education, and became involved in various community organizations.
Fred Matsumura Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-46-3)
vh Fred Matsumura Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-46-3)
Fond memories of growing up on Molokai, Hawaii

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews. Beverly Kashino, one of the interviewers, is Shiro and Louise Kashino's daughter.

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