Richard Kosaki oral history interview, part 1 of 2, October 13, 2010

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Dublin Core

Description

Kosaki begins the interview speaking about his childhood and schooling in Hawaii, attending Japanese language school in Waikiki. Next, he jumps into his whereabouts during the attacks on Pearl Harbor. After spending some time at the University of Hawaii, Kosaki decided to volunteer for the Army, and in 1944 was inducted and sent to Fort Snelling for Japanese language training. He would train here until being shipped overseas, first to Manila, then to Atsugi Air Force Base near Tokyo, where he would discover the devastation that the war had brought Japan. He noticed the dispirited looks on civilians, from poverty and food shortages and was amazed at the culture during the military occupation.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:55:50

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2010OH1020_01_Kosaki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/1020-Kosaki-Richard-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Sep 14

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Kosaki, Richard: narrator et al., “Richard Kosaki oral history interview, part 1 of 2, October 13, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052478.