Alfred "Nori" Arakaki oral history interview, part 1 of 5, September 28, 2003

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Description

Arakaki begins the interview speaking about how his father came from Okinawa to Hawaii to work on the sugar plantations. His mother was a picture bride and would join his father in Hawaii to begin their life, having five children. They would have a pig farm, which Arakaki would help out from a young age. He talks about what it was like to grow up in Hawaii, including his father playing the shamisen, working on the pineapple cannery during the summer and attending Japanese language school. Next, he talks about hearing that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor and having to go to Schofield Barracks to pick up trash for the pig farm, and not noticing anything out of the ordinary.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:29:14

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2003OH0390_01_Arakaki

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/390-Arakaki-Alfred-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Jun 21

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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Location of Basic Training

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Yes

Citation

Arakaki, Alfred: narrator et al., “Alfred "Nori" Arakaki oral history interview, part 1 of 5, September 28, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049936.