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Kimiko Sugamura oral history interview, part 3 of 4, October 15, 2010
Sugamura provides some thoughts regarding the war; discusses the Kempeitai (Japanese military); tells a story regarding a friend who was being watched by the Kempeitai; and talks about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. She then talks about her father and uncle’s thoughts about the war; discusses her whereabouts during the Potsdam Declaration and Emperor’s message; and discusses the end of the war in Japan. Next, Sugamura talks about the United States occupation of Japan; discusses seeing a friend from Hawaii who was part of the occupation; and discusses her petition for reinstatement for the United States. Lastly, Sugamura talks about her job at the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD); discusses Army food; talks about Japanese civilians; discusses her duties at CCD as a translator; and talks about her mother’s repatriation.
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Sugamura, Kimiko: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kimiko Sugamura oral history interview, part 3 of 4, October 15, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed September 25, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052502.