George Yoshino oral history interview, part 1 of 2, June 9, 2010

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Description

Yoshino begins the interview speaking about the surrender of Japan and a little about his childhood, growing up as a Japanese American. Next, he talks about spending a small amount of time at Tule Lake Concentration Camp and working at farms and on railroads before volunteering for the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). He heads to Fort Snelling in Minnesota for the language school and is preparing for invasion when instead, the war ends. Yoshino is re-routed to Japan to be part of the occupation. He speaks about arriving in Yokohama and seeing the flat devastation from the firebombs all the way to Tokyo. There, he works as an interpreter and in a typing office, where he would oversee local Japanese girls typing characters for reports. During this time, he also was free to explore Tokyo, including the popular Ginza street.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:56:29

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2010OH0677A_01_Yoshino

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/677A-Yoshino-George-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Feb 25

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Yoshino, George: narrator et al., “George Yoshino oral history interview, part 1 of 2, June 9, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052065.