Kimiko Sugamura oral history interview, part 2 of 4, October 15, 2010

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Sugamura talks about moving to Japan pre-war with her family and her experiences there such as traveling by ship to get there, speaking Japanese, culture, her experiences in Tokyo, and discussing Japanese people. She then continues to talk about her experiences in Japan and discusses the house she lived in; education; and what it was like living there at the start of World War Two and during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Next, Sugamara talks about attending a women’s college and learning Japanese language, culture, and history; discusses her uncle who was in the Japanese Army; talks about her dual citizenship; and discusses seeing soldiers going off to war. Sugamura also talks about her Nisei friend who became a soldier for the Japanese Army; discusses the Doolittle Raid; and talks about her experiences during the war including rationing, air raids, and methods of civil defense in Japan. Lastly, Sugamura talks about her relatives’ experiences during air raids, her father’s thoughts regarding the war, and her experiences at the end of the war.

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video/m4v

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1:03:09

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2010OH1024_02_Sugamura

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http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/1024-Sugamura-Kimiko-2.m4v

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Yes

Citation

Sugamura, Kimiko: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kimiko Sugamura oral history interview, part 2 of 4, October 15, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 16, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052501.