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Raymond A. Spruance greeted by Gov. and Mrs. Samuel Wilder King (ddr-njpa-1-1828)
img Raymond A. Spruance greeted by Gov. and Mrs. Samuel Wilder King (ddr-njpa-1-1828)
Caption on reverse: "Enroute back to Manila post: Raymond A. Spruance, left, U.S. ambassador to the Philippines is shown being greeted by Gov. and Mrs. Samuel Wilder King at the Honolulu International airport, as he passed through Honolulu last night on his way back to Manila from Washington. The ambassador spent a week in Washington on …
Members of a Japanese dance troupe posing with Honolulu Rotarians (ddr-njpa-2-519)
img Members of a Japanese dance troupe posing with Honolulu Rotarians (ddr-njpa-2-519)
Caption on reverse: "TAKARAZUKA GIRLS GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: All 25 members of the visiting Takarazuka Troupe from Japan were guests of the West Honolulu Rotary Club at its regular weekly luncheon meeting Friday noon at Kewalo Inn. Above, left to right, are: Yuko Minami, Ayako Fujishiro, the Rev. Samuel Keala, pastor of the Kamakapili Church and …
An Aloha Week king holding a trophy and queen holding an orchid (ddr-njpa-2-571)
img An Aloha Week king holding a trophy and queen holding an orchid (ddr-njpa-2-571)
Caption on reverse: "Royalty visits orchid show: King William Aipalena Kuloloia and Queen Leah Ching of Aloha Week visited the Honolulu Academy of Arts this morning as the annual exhibit of the Honolulu Orchid Society opened a three-day show. The King is holding the prize wi... trophy while in the Queen's hand is a sample orchid. …

Narrator Arthur Nishimoto

Nisei male. Born August 28, 1923, in Honolulu, Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, volunteered for the army and served in Europe with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. After discharge, was called back to active duty and served with the U.S. Counterintelligence Corps in Japan.
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.

John W. Snyder with Ernest Gruening and Duke Kahanamoku (ddr-njpa-1-1835)
img John W. Snyder with Ernest Gruening and Duke Kahanamoku (ddr-njpa-1-1835)
Caption on reverse: "Snyder addresses chamber: Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder (seated) addressed a membership luncheon of the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce yesterday noon at the Royal Hawaiian hotel. Standing as Governor Ernest Gruening of Alaska, who is receiving a lei from Duke P. Kahanamoku, acting as official greeter for the chamber. (Hawaii Times …
Portrait of Karl C. Leebrick (ddr-njpa-2-594)
img Portrait of Karl C. Leebrick (ddr-njpa-2-594)
Caption on reverse: "BACK FROM TOKYO: Dr. K. C. Leebrick, former member of the University of Hawaii faculty who served as a special assistant to Gen. Douglas MacArthur's political adviser in Tokyo during the past seven months, is now renewing acquaintances in Honolulu en route to Washington, D. C., for reassignment. He is a lieutenant-colonel in …
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)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-28-8)
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 …

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.

Narrator Catherine Embree Harris

White female. Born October 30, 1919. Grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, before World War II. After college, took a job with the Office of Indian Affairs, and went to work at the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After the war, continued to work for the War Relocation Authority and then other agencies.
Lillian Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-254)
vh Lillian Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-254)
Sansei female, born 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where family ran a successful wholesale bakery business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was picked up by the FBI and sent to Sand Island internment camp. Moved with rest of the family to Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, to be reunited with father. Moved …
Three men holding a Pan American publicity poster (ddr-njpa-2-598)
img Three men holding a Pan American publicity poster (ddr-njpa-2-598)
Caption on reverse: "BBB REPORTS GREATEST GROWTH: The Better Business Bureau of Honolulu, Inc., reported its greatest growth in point of service during 1948 at its 4th annual meeting yesterday noon at Queen's Surf. Above, left to right, are: Willis K. Leong, who was elected to succeed Cecil G. Benny as president of the organization, Wrex …
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.

Sadaichi Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-1000-40)
vh Sadaichi Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-1000-40)
Nisei male. Born March, 1921 in Hilo, Hawaii. Was a lieutenant in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Instrumental in clearing the court-martial conviction of Shiro Kashino, a member of his unit.

(This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews …

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.

Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-60)
img Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-60)
Original caption: PREPARATION FOR PARADE OF THE 442ND REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM (JAPANESE AMERICAN TROOPS) TO BE HELD IN WASHINGTON D.C. ON THE 15TH JULY 1946. Color bearers polishing metal of staff are left to right: M/Sgt. Mitsuomi Tanaka, Honokaa, Hawaii, T/Sgt. Hiroshi Yamamoto, Brigham, Utah, and 1st /Sgt. Tom Harimoto, 3745 Maunaloa Ave, Honolulu. Fort Belvoir, …
Veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion (ddr-densho-114-134)
img Veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion (ddr-densho-114-134)
Original caption: Oahu, T.H. These members of the 100th Infantry Bn., composed entirely of Hawaiian AJA's, are entertained by Pfc. Marty Rakitt, 534 S. 16th St., Newark, N.J., on the steps of the 147th General Hospital, Honolulu, T.H. The men in the front row are, l. to r., Pvt. Gerico Hashimoto, Lihue, Kauai; Pfc. Mamoru Takabayashi, …
Karl Taylor Compton and Gregg M. Sinclair at Sinclair's desk (ddr-njpa-2-1162)
img Karl Taylor Compton and Gregg M. Sinclair at Sinclair's desk (ddr-njpa-2-1162)
Caption on reverse: "COLLEGE PRESIDENTS MEET: Dr. Karl T. Compton (left), eminent physicist and president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who is here to attend the 40th anniversary celebration of the founding of the University of Hawaii, is pictured above with Gregg M. Sinclair, president of the local university, in the latter's office on the …
Charles Crane buying a ticket to the Pineapple Bowl game (ddr-njpa-2-202)
img Charles Crane buying a ticket to the Pineapple Bowl game (ddr-njpa-2-202)
Caption on reverse: "FIRST PINEAPPLE BOWL TICKETS: Pretty Loretta Aiona, University of Hawaii co-ed, sells the first pair of tickets to the Pineapple Bowl Game to Mayor Charles S. Crane, quarterback and captain of the Honolulu Athletic club which played the territory's first intersectional game back in 1895. Mayor Crane thus becomes Honolulu's No. 1 football …
James Lovell Interview (ddr-densho-1007-12)
vh James Lovell Interview (ddr-densho-1007-12)
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.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department …

Narrator Lillian Nakano

Sansei female, born 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where family ran a successful wholesale bakery business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was picked up by the FBI and sent to Sand Island internment camp. Moved with rest of the family to Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, to be reunited with father. Moved …
Sadaichi Kubota Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-40-15)
vh Sadaichi Kubota Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-40-15)
Relations between Japanese American soldiers from Hawaii and the mainland

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's …

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