Ben Ohama oral history interview, part 4 of 4, July 22, 2006

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Description

Ohama describes a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR); discusses the duties of an interrogator; talks about the end of the war and getting sent to Japan; and discusses the goals of an interpreter. He then talks about his experiences in Japan including his interactions with Japanese citizens; promoting and educating democracy; discusses an election in Japan; talks about his experiences while on furlough; and tells a story regarding a girl he met while at a sumo tournament. Next, Ohama talks about meeting his wife, meeting relatives while he was in Japan, provides some thoughts regarding his experiences in occupied Japan, and discusses the "Japanese American Creed" written by Mike Masaoka. Ohama then talks about returning to the United States, working, going to school for dental techonology, getting married, his children, his thoughts regarding the Hanshi Oral History Program, and provides a message to future generations, Lastly, Ohama's son reads a copy of the "Japanese American Creed"; and Ohama shows and describes his discharge record, pictures of his family, and a transcript of a testimony he gave in front of the Congress judiciary committee.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:57:59

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0692_04_Ohama

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/692-Ohama-Ben-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Dec 10

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Ohama, Ben: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Ben Ohama oral history interview, part 4 of 4, July 22, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 15, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049750.