Taro Arakaki oral history interview, part 1 of 4, October 23, 2005

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Description

Arakaki begins the interview with an introduction and talking about how his parents came to Hawaii. At the age of two, he and his family would move back Japan and Taro would live there until the age of 16, when he would make the move back to Hawaii. While there, he would be drafted into the Army, and begin his career in the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). He would first head to Fort Snelling to train in Japanese language and then Fort McClellan to finish his training. He would be sent overseas soon after as he began interpreting for the MIS in the Philippines. He also talks about his brother that was put into a camp during the war and his time visiting New York.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:27:19

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Identifier

2005OH0630_01_Arakaki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/630-Arakaki-Taro-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Apr 10

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Arakaki, Taro: narrator, Wasserman, Steven: inteviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Taro Arakaki oral history interview, part 1 of 4, October 23, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051771.