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Japanese American soldier in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-109)
img Japanese American soldier in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-109)
A photograph of a Japanese American soldier in US Army uniform with Technician Fifth Grade (T/5) insignia on the arm. He crouches, feeding pigeons. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_051
Japanese American soldier in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-125)
img Japanese American soldier in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-125)
A photograph of a Japanese American soldier in US Army uniform with Technician Fourth Grade (T/4) insignia on the arm. He crouches, feeding pigeons. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_067
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-124)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-124)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, and another Japanese American soldier in US Army uniform. They pose standing outside. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_066
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army combat uniform (ddr-csujad-25-59)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army combat uniform (ddr-csujad-25-59)
A photograph of Toshikuni Tanenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army combat uniform with Technician Fifth Grade (T/5) insignia on the arm and a helmet. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_001
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-75)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-75)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army uniform with Private First Class insignia on the arm. He poses, siting on a bed probably in Camp Savage Military Intelligence Service Language School Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_017
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-93)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-93)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army uniform with Private First Class insignia on the arms. He poses, siting on a military bed. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_035
Intitutional factors in Japanese nationalism (ddr-csujad-55-2572)
doc Intitutional factors in Japanese nationalism (ddr-csujad-55-2572)
Military syllabus entitled, "Institutional Factors In Japanese Nationalism" taught by Shigeya Kihara at the Military Intelligence Service Language School in Savage, Minnesota. This was restricted information for use of Military Personnel Only and not to be republished. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2736
Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 52 (ddr-densho-1000-153-52)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 52 (ddr-densho-1000-153-52)
Description of relationship between Kibei and Nisei at Camp Savage, Minnesota; thoughts on the level of Japanese language education at the language school

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of …

Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-119)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-119)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army uniform with Technician Fifth Grade (T/5) insignia on the arm and another Japanese American soldier in US Army service uniform. They pose standing outside. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-220)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-220)
Envelope and letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he tells Yuriko about his transfer to Camp Savage to study Japanese and the general schedule of the language school. He inquires about her family's adjustment to life in the Assembly center and provides her with his new address.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-235)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-235)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he comforts Yuri on her misbehaving typewriter by sharing a Reader's Digest story, and his own typewriter's faults. He continues by discussing Yuri's sister's (Wakako Domoto) relocation to Denver, his recent skiing trip, the rash of promotions at Camp Savage, a prank by the mailroom staff, …
Mailed menu (ddr-densho-356-228)
doc Mailed menu (ddr-densho-356-228)
Menu for restaurant Miyako located in New York City. (referenced in letter ddr-densho-356-224)
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-232)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-232)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he acknowledges receiving two letters from Yuri, what the Christmas celebration was like at Camp Savage, the response to his report on the recruitment trip to WRA camps, meeting Chris Ishii, the change in daily routine at Camp Savage to include more physical training, inquires into …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-239)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-239)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he lets Yuri know that he's enjoyed corresponding with her, that he hopes she likes a gift he mailed her and that he is currently translating a seaman's diary.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-233)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-233)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata that includes a menu from Camp Savage's Christmas dinner. In the letter Yoshito writes about his happiness that the Christmas celebrations Yuri described in her last letter were joyful. He also writes about the gifts he mailed her, the gifts soldiers at Camp Savage received, wanting to carbon …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-237)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-237)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata informing Yuri that he's mailed her a model Jeep made by another member of his unit.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-227)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-227)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he thanks Yuri for sending him a gift and recalls his birthday trip up the Empire State Building.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-234)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-234)
Letter to Yuri Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he thanks Yuri for her gift of sweets, and how it was shared with many members of his class. He continues on and explains the current schedule at Camp Savage, and an offer to buy items for the Domotos in Minneapolis. He also inquires about her …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-236)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-236)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he talks about the press a Marine office gave about Nisei soldiers learning Japanese in Minnesota and using it in the Pacific theater, the announcement of the formation of 442nd/100th Battalion, a recent proposal to relocate Japanese Americans into Midwestern states in defense and agricultural jobs, …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-231)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-231)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata that acknowledges the receipt of a letter.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-221)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-221)
Envelope and letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he discusses the ease in which all the solider took to studying and wonders if its in part because many of the soldiers are college graduates. He then discusses in detail the ways Nisei soldiers interact with locals and the widespread dating that is …
MISLS album 1946 (ddr-csujad-1-208)
doc MISLS album 1946 (ddr-csujad-1-208)
An album of the Military Intelligence Service Language School. It depicts the operation, training, life, and activities at the schools of Presidio San Francisco and Savage and Fort Snelling Minnesota, and also includes the description of the oversee campaign in the Pacific where MIS solders served. The names of MISLS graduates from three schools are listed. …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 41 (December 4, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-66)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 41 (December 4, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-66)
Selected article titles: "Hearings Determine Evacuee Relocation Eligibility. Meetings Obtain Evidence Concerning Individual " (p. 1), "Evacuees Warned About Proper Return to Project" (p. 1), "Army Opposes Military Control in Tule Center" (p. 1), "Lack of Materials Slow Construction on Auditorium" (p. 1), "Alien Registration Will be Held" (p. 1), "Anonymous Donor Sends $525 for Children's …

Narrator Harvey Watanabe

Nisei male. Born February 7, 1919, in Exeter, California. Spent prewar childhood in Visalia, California. Drafted prior to World War II. Served in an activated National Guard unit at Fort Lewis, Washington. When World War II broke out, he and all the other Nisei servicemen at Fort Lewis were sent inland. About twenty, Harvey included, went …
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