Douglas Hideaki Kodama oral history interview, part 2 of 2, December 4, 2006

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Description

Kodama continues his recollection of his time visiting family in Hiroshima and seeing the devastation of the city a year after the atomic bomb had been dropped. Shortly after this, he had the chance to re-enlist in the Army as a 2nd lieutenant but decided to discharge instead and head back to Maui. After attending the University of Hawaii, he decided to pursue social work for the State of Hawaii. After going back to Japan for a short time, he met his wife and returned to Hawaii where he would teach at the same elementary school he attended as a child. After retirement he purchased property and opened a sushi restaurant called Miyako Sushi in Maui, which his family still runs. Next, he discusses his family, which now includes grandchildren and all that they're doing. He finishes speaking about his wife's experiences living in Japan during the war.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:58:40

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0740_02_Kodama

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/740-Kodama-Douglas-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 Dec 24

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

Campaigns/Battles

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Yes

Citation

Kodama, Douglas Hideaki: narrator, Oka, L.: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Douglas Hideaki Kodama oral history interview, part 2 of 2, December 4, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 7, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052268.