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Kimiko Sugamura oral history interview, part 1 of 4, October 15, 2010
Sugamura provides some thoughts regarding the treatment of Japanese Americans; discussing her parents and her father’s employment as a doctor; and talks about speaking Japanese at home. She then talks about attending Japanese language school and learning about Japanese ethics (‘shushin’); discusses her childhood home; talks about her father’s employment at a hospital; and discusses the community she grew up in Hilo, Hawaii. Sugamura also talks about her brother; what it was like growing up Nisei; childhood chores; recreational activities; attending church; and influential teachers. Lastly, Sugamura talks about her childhood interest in flowers and reading; discusses prominent Japanese people that visited Kona, Hawaii; talks about visiting Japan as a child; and discusses her father including his pro-Japan interests and his diabetes.
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Sugamura, Kimiko: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kimiko Sugamura oral history interview, part 1 of 4, October 15, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 8, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052500.