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Kawano continues showing his pictures and narrating them. The pictures include code talkers from various areas, and with different backgrounds that have been used in some of Kawano's exhibits and publishings.

Kawano speaks about one of his exhibits that was presented in Japan and the response that it received from the community and his parents. Next, he talks about how he came to settle in the United States, including photography of the Navajo code…

Kawano begins the interview speaking about his family background including his father, that was involved in World War Two. He talks about the samurai spirit and childhood values that would lead him to a career in graphic design and then photography.…

Fukuhara continues his recollection of the time after the Pearl Harbor attacks, and his father being taken in by the FBI. Other than that, things would go on as normal until the Executive Order 9066 was signed. With just a couple days notice, he and…
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Dog tag for Sadamu Koito.
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Six Japanese American soldiers at the front door of a casino club. Reverse of photograph says, Fred Arashido, Monaco.
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Soldier, Fujioka, pointing rifle in ditch.
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Letter of condolence to the parents of Sadamu Koito, soldier killed in action. Envelope attached
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Letter of response to Mr. Hinaichi Koito who requested to know more information about circumstances of the death of his son.
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Form letter recognizing Sadamu Koito's "devotion and selfless consecration."
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Notification of Sadamu Koito's awarded a silver star stating the circumstances of his death during military action. Written by Don E. Carleton, Brigadier General.
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Program of reunion activities. Cover of the photograph includes several different cartoon dogs and Club 100 seal. Reunion in Hawaii.
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Honorable discharge certificate and form, front and back of the same page. Includes military record of service, Nakagawa was in both the European and Asiatic-Pacific Theatres.
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Certificate of service for Private, Company D, 299th Infantry, Osamu Nakagawa, army identification 30101321. Several signatures and finance office stamp on the document.
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Selective service form includes physical examination, family lineage, education and place of residence. "Copy" on the first page.
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Form letter from the president of the United States to World War II soldier, Osamu Nakagawa. Presidential seal at the top of the document.
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Harry Fujii on left, George Mukai on right, two soldiers embracing, city buildings in background.
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Letter is a response to Masao Sato stating that the organization, Native Sons of the Golden West, do not have any "quarrel" with Japanese Americans, but that any Japanese American (Nisei) who is not in the military should not be allowed on the west…
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Form document notifying Sato he has been selected for training in the Army.

Nakahara discusses about his family. He details about remembering December 7, 1941 and volunteering for the Army. Nakahara also discusses about his experiences in the Military Intelligence Service (MIS).

Nakahara discusses about his experiences in Japan. He details about being assigned to General Mac Arthur and working on the war crime trials. Nakahara also discusses about the atomic bombings.

Herzig-Yoshinaga discusses about seeing prejudice, values taught at home and her more about her family. She details about her high school years and her idols growing up. Herzig-Yoshinaga also discusses about Pearl Harbor, its aftermath, and her…

Herzig-Yoshinaga discusses what it was like growing up in California and her family. She details about what food they ate at home. Herzig-Yoshinaga also discusses about her schooling and the community she grew up in.

Letter includes envelope from Salt Lake City to Camp Savage.

Letter from Mich Katayama, sister of Jerry Katayama. Mich is to discuss family insurance, to make sure he is well, give him news about their brother Yaro who had the flu, and to make…

Bothwell speaks of his time in New York and the New England area and his life as a civilian. He speaks about finding employment and his near hire at California-Texas Oil Company. He also speaks about his desire to go to Harvard Business School.


Short letter expressing well-wishes, thanks, a missed meeting with a Mr. Hashimoto and a lost package.

Envelope is addressed from Tokyo to Salt Lake City.

Card with an image of a woman on a ladder shelving books with her dress caught on a rung and her stockings shown, text on the bottom reads, "One for the books." Letter from Sybil. She identifies as a librarian in Long Beach; possibly a romantic…

Sugimoto writes to Katayama about work in an electronics plant and his ambitions in foreign trade.

Masada writes that he did not pass an examination, presumably to continue work with the United States military in Japan. He writes he is leaving to Tattori for employment.

Transcription of this letter is attached to the item.
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Honorable Discharge certificate for Fujimoto given in Yokohama (Honshu), Japan on November 25, 1946.

Item has fold creases and ink transfer.
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Discharge paper includes details of Fujimoto's military training and service. He was a translator in Japan, serving for sixteen months. He underwent 26 weeks of language training at Fort Snelling.

Document includes thumbprint and signature.
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Certificate of completion of infantry replacement, Company C, 63rd Infantry Training Battalion, 11th Infantry Training Regiment. Special qualification for Rifleman (745). Signed by Bruce Magruder, Major General, Commanding. Training conducted at…
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Department of Selective Service Form 218, stating Hisao "Physically fit, acceptable for general military service."

Some content of the form is redacted with "x" typescript.

Physical examination performed at Local Board No. 3, Oahu County,…
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Form DSS 215 (Department of Selected Service) ordering Hisao to report to Local Board Number 4, at 1108 Pensacola Street, Honolulu on July 1, 1944, signed by Inez Kalua.

Koga discusses about his homecoming. He details about his post-war life. Koga also discusses his friends.

Koga discusses being in the reserves before the start of World World War II and about his family. He details about the formation the 100th Infantry Battalion and Pearl Harbor. Koga also discusses about his experiences in Camp McCoy, Italy, and…
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Military discharge record including thumb print. Includes service outside United States. Hisao served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and EAME, European African Middle Eastern Theatre.
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Record includes summary of military occupations-- supply clerk, guard patrolman, months of service and grade. Hisao ended his service as a supply clerk, Technical Sargent 5.

Back of page includes level of education-- 8th grade, and civilian…

Kaida met Katayama in Korea where he was employed as a translator by an intelligence attachment. Kaida updates Katayama on his personal life, his family, and lesser, the state of the country, Japan.

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Letter identifies Japanese families in Utah and Idaho. Motoruki writes that he misses Katayama and is happy to have his friendship. He asks about a photograph taken of him and Dr. Kajiwara at the Okitsu Station (a train station). He asks Katayama to…
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Discharge document with military history and occupation, immunization records, civilian occupation, physical traits, military rank, pay, and military awards. Contains thumb print and signature.

Signature of DA Gibson, WOJG USA.
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Confidential memo (not neessarily to Takeski J. Miyagawa) stating that Miyagawa is to be awarded a Bronze Oak Cluster in addition to his Purple Heart for wounds received on June 2, 1944 at Cisterna Italy.
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Certification of honorable discharge from 100th Battalion 442nd Infantry Regiment. Discharge given at CPEC Separation Center.

Certificate number 11125. Stamp of benefits eligibility at the bottom left with application number.

R.E. Kries,…
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Hawaiian birth certificate, birth date November 10, 1915. Applicant no. 2058, certificate no. 14539. Residing at Puunene, Maui, Territory of Hawaii, with photograph. Miyagawa looks to be a young child in the photograph.

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Oba discusses the importance of medals and the story behind some of the Medal of Honor recipients. He details about some of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in the European Theatre. Oba also discusses the 100th Infantry Battalion, to first day of…

Kanegai discusses washing out of Camp Savage. He details his personality, receiving a promotion, and American Concentration Camps. Kanegai also discusses about his voyage overseas and his experiences once there.

Kanegai discusses his wife and getting married. He details about his experiences Fort Sill. Kanegai also discusses his experiences at Camp Savage.

Kanegai discusses about being drafted and reporting to camp. He describes his role as a Buck Sergeant and being assigned to the 57th Medical Corps. Kanegai also discusses about the reaction to Pearl Harbor and meeting his wife.

Kanegai discusses his family, being the eldest son, and going to Japanese language school. He details about visiting Japan and the death of his mother. Kanegai also discusses about his favorite memories growing up, values, and social activities.

Letter to fellow congregation members in Seattle and other areas. Letter focuses on milestones such as weddings, births, and the congregation's activities, led by a Reverend Anderson. Wounded soldiers are also mentioned. Relocation activities and the…

V-mail with Easter card signed by George Ozaki. Ozima' and Ozaki's Army Serial Numbers are present. Ozima's address is Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton, Virginia.

Vmail written from Hawaii to Camp Savage, Minnesota.

Holiday card, Addressed, "Howdy Shig!" Card text reads: "The Season's Greetings. The United States Army Fores in China Burma India. May the Christ Child make your Christmas happy and may this happiness overflow into the New Year. " Signed "Sincerely,…

Test results with five sections and scores. All ratings were achieved "with distinction" and back of page summarizes the area of knowledge for each section.

Course successfully completed, Bookkeeping and Accounting, No. H55. Lieutenant Colonel and Assistant Lieutenant Colonel signatures. "An official agency of the War and Navy Departments."

Second page includes instructions relating to application of…

Letter from either Masa or Mara discussing the effects of forced removal, including the sale of items, being sent to temporary detention facilities and the sale of businesses. The sales of household items are listed and quantified.



"Dear Shige, This is a short note to say thanks ever so much for the beautiful blue crib blanket for David Grant. It came while Yas was in Cleveland. He's to report for induction tomorrow! We've been lucky to be together for this length of time. He's…

Letter of commendation of superior record and diligence in accomplishing their mission knowing that efforts went largely unknown due to the secrecy of their work.

Letter is signed by Harold E. Enright, 1st, Lieutenant, Signal Corps, Adjunct and…

Program belonging to Shig Ozima with seventeen (17) signatures of other graduates including their city of residence. John F. Aiso, technical director, Tec 5 Herbert H. Kano, Tec 5 Harry T. Tanaka and Tec 5 Kyusel Lee are listed as speakers.

Pamphlet of Setion Welakahau dated September 8, 1945 with the names of soldiers on the cover. Contents of the pamphlet are short stories, some of which refer back to living in Hawaii. Signatures of soldiers are on the front and back cover of the…

An overview of the Military Intelligence School procedures and expectations of soldiers. This includes regulations for communication including classification of the MIS Language school as a "restricted" activity.

The Bulletin identifies John F.…

Three facsimile photographs of George T. Ito in 1944, 1945 and 2003.

Description of military service including decorations and citations, training and military service.

Written by Brigadier General Henry J. Muller, Jr. in 1990 about his early experiences in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and his introduction to the work of the Japanese American Military Intelligence Services Linguists.

A history of the 176th Language Detachment, Japanese American linguist paratroopers assigned to the 11th Airborne Division in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre.

Basic Training portrait, Camp Mackall, North Carolina. Top R. Kimura, W. Naito, R. Suehiro, J. Nakahara, L. Kiyabu, B. Mitsunaga, H. Hayashi. Middle G. Ito, C. Ohta, S. Shimada, R. Yamauchi, A. Abe, T. Koga, S. Saito. Bottom, C. Tatsuda, M. Mita, N.…

Technical Corporal George T. Ito with Army Serial 30106712.

Honorable discharge certificate for George T. Ito given at Army Separation Center, Oahu on December 7, 1945

Yamamoto discusses the first Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) and his time working at the Pentagon. He details about his family and his hope for future generations. Yamamoto also discusses about the legacy of Nisei veterans.

Yamamoto discusses about his experiences in Kyoto and with the war crime trials. He briefly discusses comfort women and details about how the Japanese treated their prisoners. Yamamoto also discusses his wife and his career path.

Yamamoto discusses his interactions with Japanese prisoners and their mindset. He details about the 6th Army landing in in the Philippines. Yamamoto also discusses experiences with Kamikaze attacks and heading to Japan.

Yamamoto discusses his feelings about Pearl Harbor, Executive Order 9066, and draft resisters. He details about his experiences in Australia. Yamamoto also discusses about his experiences in New Guinea.

Yamamoto discusses his family and overviews his childhood. He details about a trip he took to China and Japan. Yamamoto also discusses religion, experiences with discrimination, and his parents reaction to enlisting into the Army.

Yamamoto discusses his journey to the military and being assigned to the 66th Medical Battalion. He details about being the first class of the Military Intelligence Service. Yamamoto also discusses Pearl Harbor, heading overseas, and arriving in New…
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