Mitsuo Kodama oral history interview, part 3 of 6, May 6, 2004

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Description

Kodama discusses the feeling he had that Japanese Americans were limited in their activities during his childhood, including dances and sports. He had hopes of attending UC Berkeley and was originally accepted but was later rejected and would end up gardening instead. He talks about his knowledge of the wars overseas, and hearing that the USA and Japan would fight one another eventually. Next, he talks about being at a basketball tournament in San Jose, when he first heard of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Soon after, they would get an evacuation notice and have to sell off their belongings or give them away. They would be sent to Santa Anita race track for temporary detention, saying "shikata ga nai" to their situation.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:29:52

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0451_03_Kodama

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/451-Kodama-Mitsuo-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Jan 05

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

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Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kodama, Mitsuo: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Mitsuo Kodama oral history interview, part 3 of 6, May 6, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050493.