Robert Arakaki oral history interview, part 2 of 4, October 31, 2001

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Description

Arakaki discusses discrimination faced by Japanese Americans in Hawaii in regards to employment before World War Two, and his employment as a hoist operator at a trucking company. He then talks about his experiences during the attack on Pearl Harbor and volunteering for the Red Cross. Arakaki then talks about his cousin’s forced removal to Honouliuli Incarceration Camp, his experiences as a sumo wrestler, and getting drafted and processed at Schofield Barracks. Lastly, Arakaki describes the clothing he was issued when drafted, what it was like traveling to the mainland by boat including getting seasick, gambling and playing cards; and discusses taking the train to Camp Hood after landing in Monterey.

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video/m4v

Extent

00:28:08

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2001OH0214_02_Arakaki

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/214-Arakaki-Robert-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 May 28

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Arakaki, Robert: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Robert Arakaki oral history interview, part 2 of 4, October 31, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 15, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052218.