Tomoichi "Fish" Sakaji oral history interview, part 3 of 6, September 20, 2003

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Description

Sakaji discusses his employment assisting his father and tells a story where he attempted to fix a tractor. He then talks about his post-war employment working for a mechanic; the attack on Pearl Harbor and aftermath; and discusses his forced removal first to Tulare temporary detention facility, then to Gila River Concentration Camp. Next, Sakaji discusses the living conditions at Tulare; talks about his interactions with Japanese POWs bringing them back to Japan as the war was ending; discusses Japanese Kamikaze pilots; and talks about Japan's automobile industry. Lastly, Sakaji talks about his experiences at Gila River including farming and living conditions; provides some thoughts regarding Japanese American incarceration; and discusses the bravery of Nisei soldiers.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:30:31

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2003OH0379_03_Sakaji

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/379-Sakaji-Tomo-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 Nov 26

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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Index

Yes

Citation

Sakaji, Tomoichi: narrator, Wasserman, Steven: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Tomoichi "Fish" Sakaji oral history interview, part 3 of 6, September 20, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 14, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049844.