Hajime Mukai oral history interview, part 2 of 4, March 23, 2005

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Dublin Core

Description

Mukai discusses the expatriation process he went through, attending Japanese school, and getting drafted. He then talks about what life was like for Japanese Americans after the start of the war, going to basic training in Hawaii and at Fort McClellan, and what life was like at Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) at Fort Snelling. Mukai also talks about visiting friends in Chicago, his interactions with local townspeople while in Alabama, and getting shipped overseas to Manila. While in Manila, Mukai had an assignment guarding supplies and also discusses his interactions with Japanese Prisoners of War. After leaving the Philippines, Mukai went to Japan and discusses his assignments there, and also describes his surroundings in Yokohama, contacting his family in Japan, and visiting his sister in Hiroshima.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:47

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0554_02_Mukai

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/554-Mukai-Hajime-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Aug 10

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Mukai, Hajime: narrator et al., “Hajime Mukai oral history interview, part 2 of 4, March 23, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed November 28, 2022, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051342.