James Oda oral history interview, part 2 of 5, November 13, 1999

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Oda talks about moving back to the United States, learning English again, and employment opportunities including working at a produce market and becoming an organizer for a union for markets. He also discusses his thoughts regarding the attack on Pearl Harbor; quitting his job to go to Manzanar Incarceration Camp to stop pro-Japan riots, his thoughts on Kibei anti-war sentiments and joining the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL); and briefly mentions his time as an instructor at Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS). Lastly, Oda discusses the living conditions he experienced while at Manzanar and Camp Savage.

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00:28:57

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1999OH0091_02_Oda

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http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/091-Oda-James-2.m4v

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1914 Jul 14

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Citation

Oda, James: narrator et al., “James Oda oral history interview, part 2 of 5, November 13, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 17, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050554.