Raymond Jiro Takisaki oral history interview, part 3 of 4, September 26, 2006


Dublin Core


Kashino describes her family's second grocery store business. She talks about her New Years Eve celebrations with family. She discusses her birthplace. She explains what happened to her family's grocery business after they were forced to leave the West Coast. She describes Puyallup Assembly Center. She talks about her fear of Japan after they attacked Pearl Harbor. She discusses her life in Minidoka Concentration Camp. She explains the employment system in Minidoka. She explains how she met her first husband, Shiro Kashino. She talks about their courtship and marriage. Kashino describes Shiro's extensive service record, including his participation in the Gothic Line campaign. She explains how Shiro Kashino took the blame for an altercation with a military police officer. She talks about his stockade punishment for taking the blame. She discusses Shiro Kashino's injuries and discharge. She explains how an unsuccessful ration detail caused a kernel to have a vendetta towards Shiro Kashino. She explains how this kernel caused Shiro to be court martialed. She talks about how Shiro lost his rank and had a blemish on his record. She describes the long process of appealing the court decision, including recording the truth from witnesses.








Oral History Item Type Metadata



Date of Birth

1924 Mar 09

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service




Takisaki, Jiro: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Raymond Jiro Takisaki oral history interview, part 3 of 4, September 26, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 29, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051556.