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

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Description

Ikemoto discusses the military service of a Japanese colonel; talks about his interrogations and discussions with Japanese officers; and tells a story regarding a Japanese officer who visited the United States. He then talks about his interactions with Japanese POWs; provides some thoughts regarding the United States Armed Forces and the occupation of Japan; discusses war crime interrogators; and talks about his interrogation duties. Next, Ikemoto discusses the "GI Gospel Hour" and Christianity in regards to Japanese citizens; talks about earthquakes in Japan; and discusses his experiences when he was a probation officer. Ikemoto then discusses some of his job duties while in occupied Japan including his experiences traveling with MP (military police) to sites for interrogation; discusses Gordon Prange and his role in occupied Japan; talks about Japan's new constitution; and discusses meeting his relatives in Japan. Lastly, Ikemoto provides some thoughts regarding Nisei service in occupied Japan; and provides advice for the United States Army regarding any future military occupations.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:42:08

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2009OH0156A_02_Ikemoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/156A-Ikemoto-Henry-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Nov 15

Location of Birth

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Ikemoto, Henry: narrator et al., “Henry Ikemoto oral history interview, part 2 of 2, March 29, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051366.