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Hideto Kono oral history interview, part 5 of 6, September 26, 1999
Kono discusses suicides of civilians on Saipan; and discusses his best wartime memories which included food, and recreational activities. He then talks about seeing his family again and his post-war life in Hawaii; discusses the end of the war; and talks about the attitudes of Japanese POWs. Next, Kono discusses his thoughts regarding post-war Japan and Japanese civilians; talks about the importance of morals and values; and defines the term "okagesama". Lastly, Kono discusses his post-war education and employment as part of the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC), and his job working at the Dole Company as an assistant to the financial Vice President.
Oral History Item Type Metadata
Date of Birth
1922 May 11
Location of Birth
War or Conflict
Branch of Service
Entrance into Service
Kono, Hideto: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Hideto Kono oral history interview, part 5 of 6, September 26, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed September 29, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050402.