Harry Tanaka oral history interview, part 6 of 6, April 16, 2004

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Tanaka discusses his post-war employment. His work is mainly in corporate and property law. In 1982 , he is appointed to Intermediate Member of Court of Appeals. Tanaka recalls the highlight of his career is being appointed a judge,

Tanaka recalls meeting his wife Helene in New Haven and getting married. Tanaka and Helene have two children and grandchildren. During he retirement, Tanaka does volunteer work at the court, yard work, and picking up grandson.

Hawaii is a big part of Tanaka's life since this is his childhood home. Tanaka has watch Hawaii change from prewar to post-war. In 1959, Hawaii becomes a state and there is a big celebration. Tanaka says this opportunity for growth will make the economy better for the Nisei and open the land for new development.

Looking back at war time, Tanaka's memorable experience is working with the Australian team. The worst part is being hospitalization and missing out on the occupation of Japan. He shares advice for the future generation and how his upbringing contributes to his experiences in life. Tanaka also shares photographs from the war; law school and family.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:58

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0428_06_Tanaka

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/428-Tanaka-Harry-6.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 May 15

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Tanaka, Harry: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Harry Tanaka oral history interview, part 6 of 6, April 16, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050301.