Seiki Oshiro oral history interview, part 1 of 4, June 7, 2010

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Description

Oshiro begins the interview with a short introduction and talking about his whereabouts during the Japanese surrender during World War Two. Next, he talks about his childhood, growing up in Hawaii and being brought up with a heavy influence of Japanese culture, including Japanese language school every day after regular school. He would grow up on a pineapple plantation, often having nothing to eat and struggling for money. He would jump at the first chance he had to not work on the plantation, by joining the Army, after a recruiter told him about the GI Bill. He would head to Schofield Barracks in Honolulu on his first ever plane ride and have a very fast basic training, sending him over to Yokohama after just six weeks of training. Once he arrived in Japan, he would see the destruction that the war had caused and begin his second stint of training, learning conversational Japanese at the NYK building.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:52:43

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2010OH0577A_01_Oshiro

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/577A-Oshiro-Seiki-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1928 May 09

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Oshiro, Seiki: narrator et al., “Seiki Oshiro oral history interview, part 1 of 4, June 7, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051469.