Don Okubo oral history interview, part 1 of 7, January 22, 2002

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Description

Okubo discusses his birthplace and date of birth. His parents are Issei from Japan. Okubo is the oldest of his siblings and he makes toys to play with them. They would also go watch American and Japanese movies. Okubo learns about Japan and Japanese language for Japanese films. Besides going to public school, Okubo attends Japanese School at a Buddhist Temple. Religion is a big part of of his Issei parents' belief. Okubo says the Japanese language saves lives and assists the military to receive top secret information during the war and occupation.

Okubo describes his living condition on the plantation and his childhood upbringing. He also recall racial prejudices living in Hawaii and sometimes uses Judo.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:49

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0238_01_Okubo

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/238-Okubo-Don-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Jan 23

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Okubo, Don: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Don Okubo oral history interview, part 1 of 7, January 22, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 28, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052431.