Daniel Inouye oral history interview, part 1 of 3, August 14, 2000

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Senator Daniel Inouye describes how his parents and their families came from Japan to Hawaii to work on the sugar plantations. His parents were brought up very differently with his mother growing up an orphan within an adoptive Hawaiian Methodist household and his father growing up in a traditional Japanese Buddhist household. His grandfather taught him about Japanese history, culture and values. The most important value instilled in him was his responsibility to uphold familial honor. He then describes the attack on Pearl Harbor as well as some of the aftermath of the attack including attitudes of his non-Japanese neighbors, his family's resentment about the questioning of their patriotism, and being considered an enemy alien,

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00:23:02

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2000OH0137_01_Inouye

Citation

Inouye, Daniel: narrator, Sato, Christine: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Daniel Inouye oral history interview, part 1 of 3, August 14, 2000,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed November 27, 2022, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049668.