Shigeru Matsukawa oral history interview, part 2 of 7, September 19, 2005

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Matsukawa talks about his family background, including his mother and father coming over from Niigata prefecture in Japan. As the terrain of Utah was very similar to Niigata, the family would end up settling there. Next, he talks about the communication methods he had with his Japanese-speaking parents, as he really only spoke english. He also talks about the Nisei generation and how the younger generations have no knowledge of what the Niseis went through. After this, he talks about the American concentration camps and the tough living conditions that they had there. He also talks about his whereabouts during the attacks on Pearl Harbor, living in Los Angeles and having to move back to Salt Lake City.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:27:44

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2005OH0604_02_Matsukawa

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/604-Matsukawa-Shigeru-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Jan 07

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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Location of Basic Training

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Yes

Citation

Matsukawa, Shigeru: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Shigeru Matsukawa oral history interview, part 2 of 7, September 19, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 12, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051634.