Kazuo Yamaguchi oral history interview, part 5 of 6, May 4, 2003

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Kazuo Yamaguchi describes his job working at GHQ (General MacArthur Headquarters) in Tokyo. While on one of his errands at the Tsukiji Fish Market, he helped resolve a miscommunication between an American GI and a Japanese laborer. The Japanese laborer had then invited him to meet his father was invited over to their estate. Out of gratitude for his kindness, the Japanese laborer's father gave Kazuo a katana, or Samurai sword, which he is still in possession of today. Kazuo talks about how he was sent home because his father was terminally ill, but by the time he returned home, his father had died. Kazuo describes the purpose of the Nisei soldiers' involvement in the reconstruction of Japan, and his personal experiences during the occupation.

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video/m4v

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00:29:46

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2003OH0347_05_Yamaguchi

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Yes

Citation

Yamaguchi, Kazuo: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kazuo Yamaguchi oral history interview, part 5 of 6, May 4, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 18, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049507.