Akira Iwasaki oral history interview, part 1 of 5, July 14, 2001

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Description

Iwasaki begins the interview talking about his family, as his parents came from Shiga prefecture in Japan and settling first in British Columbia, Canada followed by Hillsboro, Oregon. His family would own a 50-acre farm in Oregon, harvesting strawberries and other goods. Next, he talks about growing up in Hillsboro, being the only Japanese Americans in the area during the Great Depression. After this, he talks about high school life, and then attending an automotive trade school while working on the farm. He would then be drafted into the Army, but defer it for six months.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:20

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2001OH0188_01_Iwasaki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/188-Iwasaki-Akira-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1916 Jul 08

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Iwasaki, Akira: narrator, Nakamatsu, Karen: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Akira Iwasaki oral history interview, part 1 of 5, July 14, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 22, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052095.