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Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 54 (ddr-densho-1000-92-54)
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Author Solly Ganor recalls being liberated by the 552nd Field Artillery Battalion soldier

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

Juan Trippe with Urban E. Wild and Ingram M. Stainback (ddr-njpa-1-2114)
img Juan Trippe with Urban E. Wild and Ingram M. Stainback (ddr-njpa-1-2114)
Caption on reverse: "PAA President Trippe honored by chamber: Juan T. Trippe (center), president of Pan American World Airways, who has been here for PAA's annual directors' meeting, was honored at a luncheon given by the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce Thursday noon at Queen's Surf. Flanking him are Urban E. Wild, left, president of the Honolulu …
Akira Otani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-321)
vh Akira Otani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-321)
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 …
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vh William "Bill" Kaneko Interview (ddr-densho-1020-11)
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the Redress Movement, the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA) was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. As President of the Honolulu chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, worked with the ORA from 1989 to 1998. Later pursued a legal career in Honolulu with …
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-92-23)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-92-23)
Parents' reaction to decision to fight in WWII, "He's nothing but a little kid"

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-92-33)
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The 442nd Regimental Combat Team earns the nickname "Little Iron Men" from the Germans

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-92-15)
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Treatment by Caucasians in the community after the Pearl Harbor bombing, "Them dirty Japs..."

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

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 53 (ddr-densho-1000-92-53)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 53 (ddr-densho-1000-92-53)
Israel honors the 552nd Field Artillery Battalion who helped to liberate death camp survivors

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.

Narrator Yutaka Inokuchi

Nisei male. Born August 25, 1924, in Waipahu, Hawaii. Grew up on the Waipahu sugar plantation where parents worked. Was attending Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Father was picked up by the FBI and eventually interned in the Honouliuli POW camp. Mr. Inokuchi got a job in the …
Daniel Inouye Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-28-13)
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First battle: "after a while you learn to control fear"

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 …

Daniel Inouye Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-28-1)
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The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a special breed

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 than …

Daniel Inouye Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-28-5)
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The call for military volunteers: running to sign up

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 …

Daniel Inouye Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-28-11)
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Fighting for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team: a segregated unit

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 …

Daniel Inouye Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-28-18)
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Serving as a military officer, tactics for lowering the casualty rate

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 …

Daniel Inouye Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-28-16)
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The Battle of the "Lost Battalion," 800 casualties

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 than …

Daniel Inouye Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-28-7)
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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 …

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-92-2)
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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)
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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)
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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.

Narrator Eric K. Yamamoto

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, a …
Edward H. Mitsukado Interview (ddr-densho-1007-4)
vh Edward H. Mitsukado Interview (ddr-densho-1007-4)
Nisei male. Born June 1, 1912, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu, where father ran a taxi business. Was serving with the Hawaii Territorial 298th Infantry when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Went to the mainland for training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. Transferred to the Military Intelligence Service and was asked to help select the Nisei …
Harriet Sato Masunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-389)
vh Harriet Sato Masunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-389)
Nisei female. Born November 25, 1930, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in the Aala neighborhood of Honolulu before the war, where parents operated a hat cleaning business. Directly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and interned in several camps.

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