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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.

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 …

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.
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.

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. …
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 …
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.

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

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)
vh Daniel Inouye Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-28-12)
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.

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 …
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 …
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.

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 …
Lillian Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-254)
vh Lillian Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-254)
Sansei female, born April 30, 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 …
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.

Narrator Lillian Nakano

Sansei female, born April 30, 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 …
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, …
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