Shigeru Matsukawa oral history interview, part 1 of 7, September 19, 2005

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Description

Matsukawa begins the interview with an introduction of what it was like to grow up in Salt Lake City, Utah. While living there, he would go to school and enjoy the playing sports. As it was the Great Depression years, his family would only have one family car and not even have a radio until later in his childhood. While in high school, Shigeru would be elected as a student body officer, and he would end up playing football and basketball at East High School. Next, he talks about how the Japanese Americans had to learn to compensate for their small stature by being competitive and finding ways to overcome their height. After this, he gives a brief family background and talks a bit more about Salt Lake City's nihonmachi.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:29:40

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0604_01_Matsukawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/604-Matsukawa-Shigeru-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Jan 07

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Matsukawa, Shigeru: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Shigeru Matsukawa oral history interview, part 1 of 7, September 19, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051633.