Charles Nishimura oral history interview, part 1 of 5, October 20, 1999

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Description

Nishimura and the interviewers introduce themselves. He describes his early life in Hawaii. He talks about his parents and siblings. He describes his involvement in sports. He describes his religious background. He talks about the social activities at a planation. He discusses his involvement in the Boy Scouts. Nishimura describes his Japanese American identity. He shares his experiences with discrimination. He talks about his childhood aspirations. He discusses his work on a sugar plantation. He describes being drafted. He talks about his basic training. He explains what he did in his leisure time. He discusses the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the aftermath. He describes how the 100th was created. He talks about discrimination in the military. He shares his family's reactions to the Attack on Pearl Harbor.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:27:45

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Identifier

1999OH0087_01_Nishimura

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/087-Nishimura-Charles-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1913 Dec 02

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Nishimura, Charles: narrator, Yoneshige, David: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Charles Nishimura oral history interview, part 1 of 5, October 20, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050497.