Kazuo Yamaguchi oral history interview, part 2 of 6, May 4, 2003

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Kazuo Yamaguchi describes the difference between the attitudes of East Coasters and West Coasters in regards to the term "shikata ga nai." He talks about the way he grew up influenced by the Asian American stereotype in school -- good student, disciplined, etc. After the Pearl Harbor attack, the FBI searched his house, but his best friend's father stationed patrolmen in front of his farm so they would not be harassed. The staff at his school also showed positive reinforcement, keeping a close eye on him and his siblings. He describes his father's political awareness of the tensions between the United States and Japan, before the Pearl Harbor attack. He also talks about how he was rejected from joining the United States Navy.

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00:28:45

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2003OH0347_02_Yamaguchi

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Yamaguchi, Kazuo: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kazuo Yamaguchi oral history interview, part 2 of 6, May 4, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 18, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049504.