Kiyoshi "Jack" Morishima oral history interview, part 4 of 5, September 20, 2003

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At War's end, Morishima was a Japanese soldier and feeling a sense of defeat until he met some Hawaiian soldiers who helped him secure a job with the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) in Tokyo. He excels there and is well-liked, but he conceals his background of having served in Japan's military. Eventually, a colleague assists him with his papers and he returns to California, subsequently drafted in the U.S. Army, and then deployed to Korea where he serves on the front lines and in document analysis. For Morishima, serving in the U.S. Army validates his status as a true Nisei and it makes him proud.

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video/m4v

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0:29:15

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2003OH0380_04_Morishima

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/380-Morishima-Jack-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 Feb 11

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Citation

Morishima, Kiyoshi: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kiyoshi "Jack" Morishima oral history interview, part 4 of 5, September 20, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049854.