Kojiro Kawaguchi oral history interview, part 2 of 4, December 19, 1999

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Description

Kawaguchi discusses his experiences at Topaz Incarceration Camp in terms of signing a statement to pledge his allegiance against Japan; and provides an explanation of the term "concentration camps" in regards to Japanese incarceration. He also describes his duties overseas after World War Two- getting lost in Manila and going to Japan to work in Japanese schools on assignments regarding civil censorship and democracy; and becoming an assistant education officer. Kawaguchi also talks about his experiences with discrimination at Fort Snelling. While in Japan, Kawaguchi briefly lived at the Bachelor Officer Quarters, and discusses the living conditions within the house; and lastly mentions returning to the United States and finishing his degree at University of California, Berkeley.

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video/m4v

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00:29:13

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1999OH0098_02_Kawaguchi

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/098-Kawaguchi-Koji-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Apr 28

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Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kawaguchi, Kojiro: narrator, Enomoto, Satomi: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kojiro Kawaguchi oral history interview, part 2 of 4, December 19, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050650.