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Mamoru Kanda oral history interview, part 1 of 6, June 26, 2004
Kanda discusses his father including talking about his employment in railway systems both in Japan and the United States, as well as his father's automobile garage. He then talks about his mother; his childhood home; neighborhood growing up; childhood friends; and attending public school and Japanese language school. Next, Kanda continues to talk about his childhood including discussing taking Kendo classes; speaking Japanese at home; learning about values and Japanese culture from his mother; and discussing influential teachers. Lastly, Kanda talks about attending elementary school and discusses how his school was damaged in an earthquake.
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Date of Birth
1924 Jul 25
Location of Birth
Branch of Service
Entrance into Service
Unit of Service
Kanda, Mamoru: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Mamoru Kanda oral history interview, part 1 of 6, June 26, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed September 23, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050570.