George Ariyoshi oral history interview, part 2 of 4, September 27, 1999

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Description

Ariyoshi discusses his experiences in Minnesota while at Military Intelligence Service (MIS), including the cold weather, building an ice skating ring in the barracks, and becoming friends with the local townspeople. Ariyoshi was then shipped out to Japan and recalls a story where he helped a seven year old shoeshine boy by sharing food with him. He then describes Tokyo at that time, and talks about his assignments teaching English at schools and universities, and working to help break up Japanese zaibatsu (conglomerates). Ariyoshi then talks about getting discharged from the Army and returning back to the United States to attend Michigan State University as an undergraduate and law student. After graduating, Ariyoshi returned back to Hawaii to pass the bar exam and worked at a law firm in order to gain experience. While working as a lawyer, Ariyoshi decided to run for office after attending a Democratic Party meeting and he talks about filing for candidacy and describes his experiences campaigning.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:25:41

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

1999OH0080_02_Ariyoshi

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/080-Ariyoshi-George-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1926 Mar 12

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Ariyoshi, George: narrator et al., “George Ariyoshi oral history interview, part 2 of 4, September 27, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050425.