Henry Ikemoto oral history interview, part 1 of 2, March 29, 2009

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Description

Ikemoto discusses his whereabouts during the end of the war; talks about volunteering to go to Japan post V-J Day; and discusses his experiences at Military Intelligence Language School (MISLS). He then talks about traveling to Japan via a troop ship; talks about his experiences in Zama; discusses traveling to Tokyo; and describes Japan's countryside and weather. Next, Ikemoto talks about his translation assignment in Tokyo which involved describing and analyzing weapons and machinery; discusses his interactions with Japanese civilians he worked with; and talks about becoming a commissioned officer. Lastly, Ikemoto talks about his relationship with Japanese officers and his experiences visiting their homes; and discusses his off-duty job teaching English alongside the "GI Gospel Hour" which helped Japanese citizens learn English while also teaching them about Christianity.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:55:21

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2009OH0156A_01_Ikemoto

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/156A-Ikemoto-Henry-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Nov 15

Location of Birth

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

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Yes

Citation

Ikemoto, Henry: narrator et al., “Henry Ikemoto oral history interview, part 1 of 2, March 29, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 13, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051365.