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

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Description

Arakaki discusses being five points short of being able to go home at the end of the war, so he stayed in Europe and visited Switzerland, Venice, and Rome. He then talks about going to the Mainland and his experiences in New York before going back to Hawaii where he was discharged. Upon returning to Hawaii, Arakaki got a job as a stock clerk in an electronics company, went to trade school due to the G.I. Bill, and later started his own business in the electronics industry. He then talks about meeting his wife, discusses his children and their occupations, and talks about the contributions Nisei soldiers have made to the Japanese American community. Lastly, Arakaki provides a message to future generations regarding the importance of studying and respect, discusses martial arts and Japanese culture, and talks about how he met his wife on a blind date.

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video/m4v

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00:26:10

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Identifier

2001OH0214_04_Arakaki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/214-Arakaki-Robert-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 May 28

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

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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 4 of 4, October 31, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052220.