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George Takabayashi oral history interview, part 1 of 6, June 8, 1999
Takabayashi talks about his birthplace and his childhood in Honolulu, Hawaii. He discuses his parents immigration. He talks about his siblings. He describes witnessing segregation while stationed in the south. He discusses his father's career. Takabayashi describes high school and his prom. He talks about his friendships and his interest in films. He describes Japanese language school. He shares his knowledge of global affairs shortly before World War Two. Takabayashi talks about his hobbies and his studies at the University of Hawaii. He talks about Hawaii's statehood.
Oral History Item Type Metadata
Date of Birth
1921 Aug 02
Location of Birth
Branch of Service
Entrance into Service
Location of Basic Training
Takabayashi, George: narrator, Kawata, Ian: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “George Takabayashi oral history interview, part 1 of 6, June 8, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed October 5, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050218.